If we want positive cultural change in our organisation, we’ll need more than a simple redesign of surface artefacts. More even than challenging espoused beliefs and values. We must courageously explore the basic underlying assumptions that determine behaviour, perception, thoughts, and feelings.
Many executives expect: ‘I set the course, you manage the project, they deliver the work.’ But reality feels more like: ‘I expect results, you promise me a deadline, they’re late again.’ How do different subcultures understand each other?
This is Part 1 in the series on Change Management | Read Part 2 To change the way you work, you have to change the way you work. As obvious as that may sound, achieving change that delivers the value promised by a new way of working is no simple matter.
What are you and your organisation capable of doing? By when? For how much? How quick are you? How reliable? What steps are you taking to improve your performance, and what does the end state look like?
It matters little whether you are producing motor cars or bank loans, testing software or processing patients through admissions to the emergency room; Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR) will simply deliver more throughput, on time, in less time than any other competing production scheduling method.
Most of us spend most of our working lives in teams. Management teams, product development teams, and cross-functional task forces are all types of teams. So how does a team, often thrown together by circumstance, come to perform at the top of their game?