Production Versus Project Thinking

Production Versus Project Thinking

We’ve observed two distinct types of thinking, the process mindset associated with producing many things requiring an understanding of volume, yield, and quality--and then a second thought process associated with projects; which have a start and finish and where something is created... when done the team moves on. However, with the former, the team stays and continuously improves it.

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Being Roughly Right... When to Act

Being Roughly Right... When to Act

Being roughly rightis a key characteristic of the high performerswe’ve worked with over the past 20 years. They’ve made the conscious trade-off between having all the information to reduce risk versus being roughly right with a decision which is made sooner, and then using the time gained to refine the decision through a continuous improvement process.

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Why, What, How Decisions

Why, What, How Decisions

Sinek’s idea is that the “Why” defines the Purpose, Cause, and or Belief of what you are trying to achieve. Often we find that this is not clearly articulated or commonly understood by a group of people, yet without knowing the “why for” of something, it is very hard to define the steps to get there and it is hard to motivate people to extraordinary performance.

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