Yearly performance reviews come in many shapes… they could probably all, with benefit, be replaced with a closer and better dialogue in the daily work life. The comic strip is from an article with the opposite opinion.
“…we think over many years it had become more a ritual than moving the company upwards and forwards”.
This is what happens to many ideologies in companies – either they are never believed and quickly dies out, or they are believed to a level where they have no foothold in reality – and, hence, are being maintained far beyond the point where it should have been clear that they do no good. Continue reading
Posted in Change Management, Coaching, Leadership, Management, Philosophy, Six Sigma
Tagged Continuous improvement, Dilbert, Fail fast, GE, General Electric, Max Nisen, Mindfulness, Performance Review, Quartz, Six Sigma
Apart from all the things we say in daily life – things without any real meaning but which serve a social purpose, such as please, thanks, you’re welcome – there are lots of more things to say if your team should be able to accomplish anything. Continue reading
It was a late evening, I was zapping around on the TV and found by accident a program about women’s equal rights (or the lack of them) in the USA. Continue reading
It’s a lazy afternoon at the savanna. The sun is baking, it is tremendously hot but luckily there is still a bit of water left in the waterhole. The lions are relaxing – cats of any kind and size really know how to look relaxed. They have found a slightly cooler place in the shadow of a tree. They have been eating recently and need nothing more from life right now. Life is a bliss, they feel comfortable. They are in their comfort zone. Continue reading
Why Projects Fail
It is quite funny, actually, how almost all talking around project management is focused on methods and frameworks like Prince2, PMBoK, and IPMA. But when you ask project managers why their project failed they almost always mention the lack of communication as the main reason, often along with a lack of support from their superiors.
And what is the result of a failed project? Continue reading
Posted in Change Management, IT, Knowledge Management, Learning Organization, Organizational Maturity, Portfolio Management, Program Management, Project Management, Teams
Tagged Bitrix, Bitrix24, Learning, Learning organization, Management, Organizational Change, Project, Project management, Silver bullet, Teams
There is much discussion nowadays on the value of PMP, PRINCE2, and various other certifications. And for good reasons, as you will experience both being acknowledged, being criticized – and being ignored – after having spent a massive amount of time and energy to get them.
So what should you do? Get the certificate and run? Continue reading
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This sounds very interesting, very wise. I look forward to read the next posts on the topic.
Posted by Matt Wrye at Beyond Lean: Leading Lean – Leaders Must Be Teachers