Hable’s mission is to inspire people to do great things, then empower them with useful technology. This post will explain why these two things are important in any sector and how we can help you succeed in your mission.
Great governments, great schools or great companies need inspirational people to drive them forward. Those people work hard for their organisations for a host of different reasons, but in my experience the main 3 usually are:
- To achieve success and satisfaction for themselves
- To help other people
- Because they believe in the organisations goals and purpose
Most of us get out of bed for one of these reasons, but people with 2 or even all 3 of the above are most likely to achieve great things at work. When I say that, I don’t mean to sound like an American self-help book, although I’ll admit to having read a few in my time. When I talk about achieving great things, I mean things which bring you satisfaction, which bring others satisfaction, or which further the goals of your organisation. If you don’t have passion for what you’re doing and a sense of purpose in your work – then you will never take people with you on the journey.
The problem most of us have, is that we’re all so busy with work and with life, that it’s hard to step back and reflect on our personal missions and the goals of our organisation. That is where having an external company and a fresh perspective can be vital and this is what Hable will help you do. When people hear that I’m starting a business, they assume because I work for Microsoft that it is only about Technology Consulting – whereas actually, it’s much more about Business Consulting. We will start the process by helping you work out where your organisation is going, what its goals are and what part you need to play in achieving those goals. We want to help you reflect, audit, understand – and then, to Dream.
If you need a little help to understand the “Art of the Possible” (one of my favourite Microsoft terms) then of course we can talk technology as part of a Strategy engagement. However, we should never start with the technology. We should always start with the organisation and with its people. If you are not thinking deeply about your people and how you can inspire them to do their best work, then any change project involving technology will feel like an up-hill struggle.
“But I already have a plan.”
If you are the leader of an organisation, or of a project, and you already have a clear set of goals and feel inspired to deliver against those – that’s great, we salute you. You’ve taken the first step, but now need to make it a reality. We think that when you come to Deploy your new idea or your new technology solution, there are 2 things that are often forgotten:
- The technology needs to be simple and useful
- You need to “sell it” internally
Personal technology has come on so far in recent years that users expect to be able to pick something up and get on with it. They don’t want days and days of training and they won’t invest time learning something which they can’t see the point of. So first up, you need ensure that your in-house IT Team or IT supplier is capable of delivering a robust and simple technical solution to your users (Hable won’t deliver the technical solution, but can help you procure/manage a technology partner if you’d like us to). Secondly, you need to think carefully about how you are going to communicate the change to users. What is your launch plan? How are you marketing it internally? How are you selling the benefits of your project to the organisation? In our experience, this is the part which is most overlooked by IT Departments. Even if they do spend time on it, they are (no disrespect intended) not very good at it. And why should they be? They are not Sales & Marketing people, so why do we always leave it to IT to explain and “sell” the new technology to the users?
Hable can deliver you a launch plan, a marketing plan, help you sell it to stakeholders and then deliver a varied set of Learning experiences so people get the most from your solution. (We’ll blog about Learning next time).
So here is our mission statement again: to inspire people to do great things, then empower them with useful technology.