Miller’s Monday Morning Message
presented by ACM Consulting Inc.
Andrew Miller on operational excellence, strategy, life balance and everything in between
Toronto – August 3, 2015
In many of my group sessions I ask the audience to rate their organizations on two factors: the quality of their ideas and their organization’s ability to implement those ideas. Here is the visual I use.
Most organizations put themselves in the top left quadrant, meaning they have great ideas but are poor at implementing them.
I always challenge these groups by saying the reason they put themselves in this quadrant is because their ideas aren’t as good as they think they are. If the ideas were really that good, they would be easier to implement.
The issue is how people and organizations define what constitutes a good idea. An idea is only a good one if it aligns with the direction that an organization is going, nothing else. And, if an idea aligns with the direction an organization is going it becomes easier to implement.
The way to get your organization into the top right quadrant is to ensure your ideas and strategies align with the direction of the organization and then become masters of implementation (more on that next week).
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