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Putting People First in Organizations: The Three P's Approach

In the realm of organizational management, we often hear about the importance of policies and procedures. However, amidst the check boxes for success, it's easy to overlook the most crucial element: the people.


When speaking to Dr. Jacqueline Pena, founder of Empowerment Through Education, LLC, on my "Empowering Women in Educational Leadership" March Podcast, Dr. Stephanie Duguid of Do Good Leadership stressed the significance of prioritizing people within organizations. She advocates for the Three P's Approach: Policies, Procedures, and People, and Dr. Jacqueline Pena agrees.


While policies and procedures provide structure and guidelines, it's the people who breathe life into an organization. Their passion, creativity, and dedication are the driving forces behind every success.


By fostering a culture that values its people, organizations can unlock untapped potential and achieve greater success. Let's not forget that at the heart of every policy and procedure lies the collective effort of individuals striving towards a common goal.


Let's delve deeper into each aspect of the Three P's Approach and explore how organizations can prioritize people:


1. Policies: While policies are essential for maintaining consistency and compliance, they should also be flexible enough to accommodate the needs and aspirations of individuals within the organization. This means revisiting and revising policies regularly to ensure they align with the evolving needs of the organization.


2. Procedures: Procedures provide the framework for executing tasks and processes within an organization. Organizations should empower employees to continually evaluate existing procedures and propose alternative solutions that better serve the needs of both the organization and its people.


3. People: At the core of every successful organization are its people. Investing in employee development, recognition, and well-being fosters a culture of engagement and loyalty. This involves providing opportunities for professional growth, acknowledging and rewarding contributions, and promoting work-life balance.


By embracing the Three P's Approach and putting people first, organizations can create inclusive, collaborative, and high-performing cultures. Let's prioritize the human element in our organizations and unlock the full potential of our workforce.


Remember, as a leader, you don't have to know it all—you just need to lead the way for others to shine.  I hope you visit to connect for more ways to Exponentially Elevate your Impact in Leadership.



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