Does the ability to easily pass the buck mean that fewer and fewer members of the workforce have maintained, acquired or have confidence in their ability to carryout problem solving?
Employing Excel to capture and communicate numbers and information is great but not if those who need to do the work are not skilled in the use of Excel or happy interpreting spreadsheets. There are better tools for this that have been with us for a long time…
Continuous Improvement as a leadership Guiding Principle does not suggest leaders need come up with all the answers, in fact it is quite the opposite. Fostering and nurturing the ideas of others is the leader’s role and the intent behind this guiding principle.
South Africa 32 – Japan 34 – Rugby Union World Cup 2015
Now, who would have predicted that result? There was no one playmaker in the Japanese team that would have suggested this result was even a possibility. This was a team galvanised by an inspirational coach to offer up the performance of the decade – nay, the century!
Leaders may have been conditioned to the expectation of being able to make constant withdrawals from the Respect Bank, regardless of the amount of credit they may have accrued. My experience shows this currency to be highly volatile and may depreciate rapidly, dependant on the behaviours of account holders.
So you’re thinking of Going Lean? Great, but are you really ready? ‘Going Lean’ is less about identifying the right tools to help you bring improvements to operations and processes, and more about knowing you have the willingness across all levels to create the right culture.