[Pretoria, 1 December 2016]: South African leader in roof truss technology, LCP Roofing, has recently partnered with local performance management solution, iStratgo, in order to optimise its business processes.
Performance management is an ongoing process through which an employee’s efficacy in the workplace is both supported and enhanced for optimal throughput. By adopting a collaborative approach, management and employees can work together using such a system to help define and achieve the employee’s goals and objectives.
“Performance management can have a profound effect on the success of the business and the intrinsic value it holds for staff, management, investors and clients. Partnering with iStratgo was thus an important step for us at LCP Roofing, because we’ve experienced enormous growth and feel that alignment of strategic objectives and the management of individual performance are key to successful growth management,” says Freddy Robertson, LCP Roofing Sales Manager.
According to Ishmael Dube, (CEO) at IMD Innovations, parent company of iStratgo, “In order to best facilitate high performance, companies need to find out if they are measuring the right things. There is no use in focusing on sales performance measures when the real strategic challenge relates specifically to profit margins.” He goes on to say that, “Secondly, the company must investigate whether or not the way they measure performance is perceived to be objective and/or fair enough by their employees. This is of critical importance, because the performance appraisal process is meant to motivate staff, not demoralise them.”
“Without buy-in from employees, any new system a business tries to implement will fail due to fear of change. Knowing this, we implemented the system gradually to allow staff to get used to it without being intimidated by it,” notes Robertson. “All the iStratgo software is online browser based, which means that nothing gets installed either on the server or client side, with the benefit of all the information being readily available at any time, anywhere,” he says.
The introduction of iStratgo’s performance management system at LCP Roofing is far less about ticking off a checklist than implementing a sustainable strategy with well-aligned and measurable goals. In this way, LCP Roofing will be able to ensure that the efforts of staff, projects and teams are equipped to direct their full attention to tasks and activities that create real value for the company.
“iStratgo has a host of exciting features that help us to meet all of our balanced scorecard and performance requirements. The software is based on business fundamentals that are informed by performance scores validated against the number of years the employee has spent in the same role,” remarks Robertson. “The iStratgo system also has a leave management module that allows an employee to apply for any type of leave on the system, indicating the number of days they’d like to take off and the reason why. The manager can then approve or decline the application based on the proposed reason, making leave application smoother and faster.”
While the iStratgo system was only implemented at LCP Roofing a few months ago, the company’s performance management and development has already reaped the rewards. “The system encourages management to evaluate and re-evaluate all areas of the business. When revisiting aspects of operation often overlooked, like productivity or cost-effectiveness of business processes, one quickly finds areas upon which to improve. This in turn helps to support the overall performance – and profitability – of the business. This is made even easier by IMD, who have been nothing short of professional and committed to helping us grow our business.”
“Harnessing the power of the iStratgo performance management dashboard has proven critical in helping management at LCP Roofing view the company’s overall performance against goals and objectives in line with our strategy,” says Robertson. “Everything we do at LCP Roofing is with the ultimate goal of providing our staff with safe and secure employment, and growing a sustainable business by providing clients and shareholders with more than just a service, but excellence through added value,” he concludes.
For more information, visit www.lcproofing.co.za.