Personal Mastery and Organizational Performance
Personal mastery is not something you can accomplish overnight. It is not just going beyond what you can do with your skills and talents.
Personal mastery is how you understand and direct your life. Therefore, for an organization to succeed, each organization member has to be part of its purpose and make it their purpose.
When each member of the organization adapts its purpose as its purpose, personal and organizational growth increases. Imagine the power of an organization whose members believe and are committed to one idea? This is the most profound commitment an organization could ever have.
On a “journey” toward personal mastery, you are in search of your life direction and purpose.
You are aware of your weaknesses and strength, responsible for your actions, and accept who you are.
Followers of personal mastery can accept the harsh realities and learn to adapt to the changes happening in their surroundings. Those with a high level of personal proficiency can commit to their lives and see themselves as part of the whole.
When combined with the members of the group or an organization, these people can influence others to have the same thought. They can influence but not control. Since they are grounded in reality, they can objectively identify the areas where improvements are needed in the organization.
They became a part of the system and saw themselves as part of the holistic development of the organization.
Not only do people with a high level of personal mastery able to influence others, but their commitment could also be an example, and they could also take on leadership in the organization.
Effective managing is one of the necessary methods that can be performed to help other organization members to commit to the organization’s purpose. In addition, simple acts like coaching and counseling can be a great help in promoting personal growth.
Personal mastery also helps organization members to step out of the box or their comfort zones.
Some organization leaders are sometimes uncomfortable with this idea, mainly if the activities in the comfort zone have produced success. But stepping out of the comfort zone strips people of their self-imposed limitations. Personal mastery is about creatively expressing your talents and yourself.
Growth and development are the concepts encouraged by personal mastery. When organization members work to attain personal mastery, their vision clears and starts getting fulfilled. When organization members work for intimate knowledge, like easy resolution even under challenging issues and cases, some changes can happen. Teams and groups work well even if they do not belong in the same department, and accomplishments are starting to be expected.
An organization can help its members attain personal mastery; there are training, consultancy, and coaching that we can provide to individuals, teams, and even the whole organization. For example, training and consultations could include self-leadership, stress- management, well-being, emotional and social intelligence, and other related disciplines.
Dealing with these different aspects would surely improve the organization’s performance.
Organizations should capitalize on their most important asset, their people. Organization members who have attained personal mastery would understand the organization’s strategy, how their actions contribute to their colleagues’ and superiors’ performance, and how their tasks are part of the whole performance.