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Spark team communication on how to balance our short and long term objectives (at the organization or project level).
You are a new manager in the organization. A few weeks ago, you asked your employees to begin thinking about individual and department goals for the next year. When you reviewed their submitted goals, you were disappointed by the general lack of enthusiasm and creativity of the group. What do you do? Kick start a great discussion with this case study and branching exercise.
Like the best-selling book upon which it is based, The Goal shares the inspiring story of Alex Rogo, who uses the principles of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) like bottlenecks, throughput, and flow balancing to transform his mediocre division into a money-making machine. Alex and his team reject common 'nonsense' measurements and discover a commonsense, yet more effective approach to boosting the company's bottom line.
If you are charged with rallying employees behind the concepts of quality and continuous improvement, The Goal: Dramatic Version will help managers achieve or surpass their goal. An engaging drama, this training program not only demystifies corporate buzzwords, like standards and bench marking, but also shows how your company can be run with efficiency and humanity.
What are your hopes and dreams for the New Year? Maybe you’re like a friend of mine whose resolution is that she won’t have any resolutions. I recommend this for those of you who think last year was akin to spending eternity atop a treadmill set on warp speed. Maybe you need a break from resolutions.
Goals are mostly a good thing, but what happens when personal or corporate goals mortgage the future for short-term gain? At what point do we recognize the folly and re-think our strategy?