The Organizational Development Muse

Frame, then shhhh.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

One of the reasons meetings become such wastes of time and money is that leaders, managers, and meeting facilitators repeatedly fail to frame the context. Another is that leaders and managers dominate the conversation and fail to assume a sincere listening posture.

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Decluttering the company: Design Group International

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

I am a big fan of the  Schumpeter column in  The Economist. The 2 August 2014 column,   Decluttering the Company hit a nerve for me….hard.

Two brief quotes from the article make the point:

1. Quoting Peter Drucker, “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.

2. “The most debilitating form of clutter is organisational complexity.”

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