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Most business leaders use the traditional approach to solving organizational problems: Break the organization down into manageable parts, form some committees and go about developing solutions to improve the productivity of each part.  They hope the improvement of each part will translate into improvement of the entire operation.  Too often solutions that were developed to improve each part are in conflict with each other (conflict usually rears it’s ugly head during implementation).  Symptoms of this reality are finger pointing and lack of execution (more problems).

There is a different way—here’s a summary of the process:

  1. Get input from stakeholders across your organization—sales, production, distribution, IT, HR, operations and finance.
  2. Find out what the stakeholders have in common as it relates to your organization’s lack of productivity.
  3. Hyper focus on the point in common to all stakeholders.
  4. Involve all stakeholders in the solution development process.
  5. Get buy-in from stakeholders on solution implementation.

If you are tired of the lack of results from the traditional silo approach to solving complex problems check out A Better Way to Solve Complex Problems.

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Kurt Sima is VP/Sr. Consultant at the Center for Sales Strategy

kurtsima@csscenter.com  740-405-2960

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