By Adrian Philipp
The Rockefeller Habits are a checklist of habits to help companies to grow while avoiding chaos due to more people and processes. It is meant to help with executing a company's long term strategy.
The habits are from John D. Rockefeller who used this checklist in his oil refining company about 100 years ago.
The key ideas are for me:
- Priorities: Focus can be increased by picking a few main goals a year and one goal a month.
- Data: Goals need to have metrics to determine success or not.
- Rhythm: Use regular meetings to communicate quickly and accurately.
- The executive team is healthy and aligned
- Everyone is aligned with the most important thing that needs to be accomplished to move the company forward this quarter
- Communication rhythm is established and information moves through the organization quickly
- Every facet of the organization has a person assigned with accountability for ensuring goals are mete
- Ongoing employee input is collected to identify obstacles and opportunities
- Reporting and analytics of customer feedback data is frequent and accurate as financial data
- Core values and purpose are "alive" in the organization
- Employees can articulate the key components of the company's strategy accurately
- All employees can answer quantitatively weather they had a good week
- The company's plans and performance are visible to everyone
These notes are unpolished collections of thoughts, unfinished ideas, and things I want to remember later. In the spirit of learning in public, I'm sharing them here. Have fun exploring, if you want!