Our Simple Take on a Complex Process
We have reviewed all the methodologies out there, combined them with our own experiences, to develop our very own VET process.
The VET can help an organization CLARIFY, ALIGN, and EXECUTE - the three pillars of success.
Key Elements of the 2-Page VET
Why Only 2 Pages?
The answer is best illustrated by this Mark Twain Story.
"NEED 2-PAGE SHORT STORY TWO DAYS."
"NO CAN DO 2 PAGES TWO DAYS. CAN DO 30 PAGES 2 DAYS. NEED 30 DAYS TO DO 2 PAGES."
Why are 2 pages so hard?
Because you have to lose the fluff and keep only the essentials. Leaders must know what is truly important. Once you complete your VET you’ll be astonished to find that you really can have all the important stuff on two pages.
Welcome to Focus-Town. Population: You.
The Meeting Schedule
Annual Meeting: Focused on the long term. Developing / Revisiting the Vision, Values, and Annual OKRs.
Quarterly Meetings: These are focused on reviewing how well we did last quarter, discussing and solving issues, developing OKRs for the upcoming quarter, and examining issues like Key Processes, Accountability chart, and Team building.
Monthly: CEO updates / problem solving / mentoring as needed. Mid-Quarter: Pulse check-in with the team.
These meetings provide consistency by focusing on the process, thereby increasing the probability of delivering results.
How long should the VET process last?
The process never ends. It becomes part of the discipline and culture. It may evolve, but the muscles that have been built need to be continually exercised.
Also a facilitator provides an outside perspective that is hard to come by internally.
Use the facilitator for as long as the process works for you, and adds value to your company!