There is a line of thought that there are three key factors at work in your organisation:
- Your team, the people and the relationships you have with them
- Your purpose, the reason your organisation exists
- Your method, the processes, systems and know how you use to get things done
These 3 things inter link
- Without a purpose you don’t need teamwork (watching the TV is not a team sport)
- If you have a purpose but no method, your efforts will fail (a dream without a plan…)
- A team without method may be enthusiastic but still unsuccessful (5-year-olds playing swarm ball)
And they work best when they line up…
Different teams, different purpose, different method
Different teams, different purpose, one method
Different teams, one purpose, one method
One team, one purpose, one method
Team, purpose, method.
It isn’t really that insightful a line of thought, blindingly obvious really.
So why are we surprised that when we have:
- different departments
- using different systems
- to different aims
things don’t got as smoothly as they might?
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