Winning is a book that gives different ways that managers can apply to succeed in the management process. The writer Jack Welch is renowned for his success in managing the General Electric Company. The company succeeded year after year, regardless of the stiff competition. Every year he came up with new strategies in the management of the organization. He focused on teamwork, profit making and the wellbeing of the employees (Welch and Suzy 29). The review ascertains that the author succeeded in the evaluation of teamwork, the culture of candor, and differentiation as the three pillars in achieving the set goals and objectives in different types of organizations.
The first central pillar that Jack Welch emphasizes on is teamwork. The company management and workers should be ready to work together in order to achieve the organizational goals (Welch and Suzy 45). The author asserts that other people are incapable of articulating their grievances and views due to fear. The author perceives that the teamwork culture should make readers acknowledge the importance of the discussed issues, and engage in the implementation process.
The management should be able to deal with the situation by initiating different talks and discussion. During the talks, every member in the organization should be given an opportunity to voice out their views on the agenda in question. The manager can come up with a workout in which he or she initiates the talk, then disappears so that people can be free to share their views. He or she will then come and get a general view from the members present (Welch and Suzy 49).
The ideas given by the members should be implemented. Implementing their decisions makes employees feel that they are part of the organization. Additionally, this will give them the desired morale; hence, they will exhibit creativity that will in turn lead to the creation of new ideas for use in meeting the organization’s goals. Staff’s involvement in organization’s decision-making process serves as a motivation tool. Thus, it makes them work hard to attain the set goals (Welch and Suzy 56). Achieving the organizational goal facilitates success and expansion of the business.
Developing a culture of candor means that the management has to turn the organization into an idea machine. The management should be ready to get ideas from not only the top management but also the junior employees in the organization. It should nurture the culture of the constant flow of ideas from the members (Welch and Suzy 142). All the time the employees should be ready to give their ideas. Developing a culture of candor means that people are not afraid to give their ideas.
Secondly, the visions and mission of the organization should be well outlined. Achieving success will depend on the values that you have set in regard to the mission and vision of the organization. The values are mainly the plans that you set to achieve the organizational goal (Welch and Suzy 152). What does a company aim at each day? The vision and mission of the organization should be the driving force in the company.
The employees are supposed to be aware of the mission and vision of the organization. In turn, this makes them focus on that as they strive to make the company better every day. The management should come up with a reward program to carry for those who carryout activities that enhance the achievement of the organizational goals. Those who do not follow the organizational goals should be given strict measures or sacked from the organizers (Welch and Suzy 169).
Thirdly, differentiation is an important pillar in an organization. In professional sports, such as athletics, people are rewarded according to their efforts. Those who do not perform well are given minimum pay or receive nothing at all. The same principle of rewards should be also applied in the organization. Employees in an organization should be paid according to the service they give to the company. The rule may seem cruel, but in the end, it facilitates the achievement of the goals in an organization. People who are lazy and not willing to work as per the rules of the organization should be moved out from the organizational environment (Welch and Suzy 179). The idea of having people who only aim at achieving the best in the company will enhance the success of the business.
Additionally, competition is a crucial factor in the company. The company should be ready to have competitors and come up with strategies to win. Stiff competition enhances the performance and the quality of goods and services in a given company. For an organization to obtain positive image, it will need employees who will always embark on performing their duties for the best in achieving the set goals and objectives. Employees should also be able to build good relations with people from the other companies (Welch and Suzy 180). The approach will lead to the development of knowledge, and the employees will propel the process of idea generation within the organizational platform; hence, the company’s zeal to achieve success will accrue positive outcomes.
The book has a great impact on the future managers. There are strategies that have already been given to ensure that the company achieves the success. Different managers in decision-making approaches can use Jack Welch’s strategy development framework (Welch and Suzy 197). According to Jack Welch, it is not something that should be left in the hands of the consultants and management, but rather it is something that should be embraced by the entire organization if the acquisition of success is vital.
With the development of technology, there is stiff competition in all the companies. Thus, the company should come up with a general direction, which should facilitate the achievement of the organizational goals. The strategy should be a tool that gives room for change. New developments are coming in every day (Welch and Suzy 198). In order to succeed, the company needs to implement changes.
Jack Welch’s book enables the managers to learn how to deal with competitors. He gives a well-illustrated model of ensuring that the company can cope with the competitors. It includes knowing the products your competitor is using as well as their plans. A company will only succeed if it can survive the stiff competition (Welch and Suzy 234). Coming up with a strategy to curtail the competition enhances the performance of the business.
Therefore, Jack Welch succeeds in the evaluation of the tools that every organization should use in the implementation of a success-oriented culture. Everyone in the company should not only understand the strategy but also be able to act on it. The management will be implementing a strategic workforce for the achievement of the Jack Welch’s three pillars of success. His book enables managers to learn that they should be ready to instill the vision, spread optimism and energy to the employees (Welch and Suzy 259). The managers are also supposed to establish trust by ensuring that they are transparent and give sincere credit where it is due. The manager should be confident of his or her ability and implement the highlighted motivational tools to accrue positive results.
Welch, Jack, and Suzy Welch. Winning. London: UK, Harper Collins, 2005. Print.