It always amazes me how many organisations manage to thrive while ignoring the fundamental basics of both business and human nature. Digital-based companies tend to be the worst, as our perception of the start-up feel masks the truth of chaos.
Day 1 of my second week in an organisation is usually when I hit them with my first presentation. It’s 10 really basic ideas, each associated with a picture, on how even the most basic day to day decisions can be improved.
The major difference between what I do, and a large number of articles I see on the web, is that these are not hard and fast “rules”; but view simply ideas to kick-start conversations.
None of these ideas come with a “dumbed down” explanation or blue-print of how to apply changes to your organisation; because not one of these should appear to be anything but common sense:
If you can’t see the wood for the trees;
hire someone with an axe!
If you don’t plan for issues
you’ll end up spinning around forever
Just because you can build it,
doesn’t mean you should
Sometimes it’s knowing who to call
Beliefs are neat. Cherish them.
But don’t share them like they’re the truth.
Build a bridge and get over it
Ensure you have the right balance between
Mr.Scott’s and Captain.Kirk’s
Greatness is rarely achieved in a shirt and tie
Transformation does not happen on it’s own
There is always someone better