What's Your Benefits Program Vision Statement?
You might think that’s an odd question, but is it really? Let’s start with a definition of vision statement. I’ve seen multiple, but they all suggest that a vision statement is essentially a desired end-state and identifies a long-term objective that an organization or program would like to achieve or accomplish. You could refer to it as a call to action. Renowned author Stephen Covey once said, “begin with the end in mind.”
A vision statement gives an organization a reason for being in existence and a road map to move forward. Some of the most successful organizations follow up the vision with a mission statement to further guide how they’ll accomplish their goals. This allows all parties involved to get on board, become inspired and most importantly…participate!
It would seem a good benefits program should have a vision statement that coincides with the overall vision statement of your organization.
When thinking about your benefits program, here’s a few questions you might ask:
- Are my employees valued partners and thereby my most important asset, or are they just a number?
- What would I like to accomplish in the short-term, mid-term and long-term?
- How can I optimize the value of my offering?
- Do I have a well-thought out strategy for managing risk and cost?
- What current and future courses of action should be taken?
- Who am I partnering with and are they really helping me accomplish my goals?
There’s no magical wand to make a desired change happen. It requires a long-term view with proper strategic planning and a focus on successful execution.
Your vision statement for your benefits program will set the foundation for creating a sound strategy to accomplish your goals. Let’s think big and become inspirational. In the process, it may even help you develop a winning culture and lead to creating a best place to work environment.
For help developing a vision statement for your benefits program, contact a member of the ‘A’ Team today.
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