What is the biggest source of underperformance in organisations? First, programs and initiatives that do not deliver the intended results; and second, inefficient business processes. If you want to fail with your next improvement initiative follow these three “bad practices”:
- Neglect dynamics. Set up a program that may deliver its first positive results in 3-5 years. Omit the revision. Bad luck if the environment has changed in the meantime and the goals became obsolete.
- Set up large committees where people exchange opinions without making decisions and committing to them. Try not to follow up on action plans.
- Oversize. The bigger the initiative, the more visibility you will get. And you will see the impact… only after years – when you have hopefully moved to a next position up the ladder.
Do you find these statements exaggerated? We wish they were. What’s the alternative? Agree on a challenging goal or vision, measurable objectives, a crispy roadmap, communicate, and then … go for it and measure the success – step by step! Preconditions: Clear decisions, leadership, and the required know-how.
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