Profit comes when the job is done right.

“Profit comes when the job is done right.”  This idea came up during a discussion with a friend of mine about facilitating a paradigm shift at work.  When a company is focused on profit, project centricity becomes primary.  This is natural as project management is critical to managing earned value in the quest to maximize… Read More

What is a Learning Organization?

The idea of a learning organization is typically associated with companies that continuously transform and adapt to remain competitive in business.  Peter Senge coined the idea from his research of systems at the MIT Sloan School of Management and work with colleagues.  A learning organization has five main features: systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models,… Read More

Our vision breathes life into our daily activities.

As Peter Senge points out in the Fifth Discipline, when there’s no shared vision within a company, there’s no common identity or goal amongst the employees.  As employees, we can see this lack of vision.  Division objectives are set without taking into account operational capability and efficiencies.  Departmental goals are disjointed accomplishing an improvement here… Read More

Leveraging Our Future

As discussed the previous posts, Learning Our Leverage Points and Leveraging Our Interactions, we can make our lives easier if we know what force to apply when.  We can also lighten our load so to speak as we can focus on applying effort where it’s needed instead of just working endlessly. The other leverage points… Read More