Why do organizations struggle with change management?
Many organizations struggle with making changes. Lean, 6σ, maintenance planning and scheduling, precision lubrication, operator performed maintenance, Total Productive Management, Root Cause Analysis, De-Bottlenecking, IIoT, asset managment, and other initiatives start out with a lot of fanfare, only to fall flat shortly after implementation. Why?
The reason is that organization is not a reliable organization. It has problems in one or more of the critical aspects that enable organizational reliability. First, there must be a system model that assigns accountability for direction, requirements and execution. Direction includes mission, vision, values and objectives at each organizational level and department. Requirements include guidance (policies, plans, processes, procedures and measures), as well as the assets that are needed to properly carry out direction and guidance. The Organizational Reliability Model™ assigns accountability.
Second, individual leaders must have the capability to perform their accountabilities. Leaders must want to be responsible and they should have a personal set of mission, vision, values and objectives. They need full understanding of leadership roles, leadership attributes and leadership skills, their sources of power and how to use them all to influence others to achieve goals. The Productive Leadership Model™ is used to train leaders and to ensure they have the capability perform as productive leaders.
An in-depth discussion on all the issues involved is provided by a new book by Tom Moriarty, published by Industrial Press…
The Productive Leadership System™: Maximizing Organizational Reliability
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