Thursday, April 16, 2009

Attacking Implementation Resource Bottlenecks

Major change initiatives are often supported by many people who already have full time jobs. This can make it difficult to come up with enough resource hours to get the job done.

If you look closely, you often see "project leaders" are the bottleneck. One tactic for getting more done is to widen this common pinch-point by finding more of these leaders. You can do this by creating an environment where people feel safe exploring "widening boundaries of accountability". Done properly, "hidden leaders" nearly always emerge. These strong players end up providing much of the additional horsepower needed to be successful, and, as a bonus, they don't go back into hiding after your initiative is complete. Instead, they become key components of your organization's increased capability to implement change from that point forward.

article - "Getting More Done ..."

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