change, is terrified by
speed and hates
corporations are filled with people in bureaucracy who want to cover
things – cover the bases, say they did everything a little bit. Well,
now have people out there all by themselves, there they are, accountable
for their successes and their failures... Some who looked good in the
big bureaucracy looked silly when you left them alone."
9 Signs of a
Drop unnecessary work
Stop monitoring things and your subordinates' performance too closely.
This sort of command-and-control management style does not permit
managers to spot trouble soon enough. Stop firming memos at one another
as they prevent you from talking directly with junior managers and field
Delayer, create a
flat responsive organization
"Every layer is a bad layer. The world is moving at such a pace that
control has become a limitation. It slows you down." Without all those
layers, your company can become lean and agile. Do everything you can to
simplify, remove complexity and formality, and make the organization
more responsive and agile.
Overcome Resistance to Change:
Kore 10 Tips
make faster and better decisions
Eliminate tools and
documents that discourage
Encourage employees to
identify problems and come up with solutions
Force any manager who thwarts their efforts out of the company.
4 Types of
Problem Solving Strategies:
Make your workplace more
"Send handwritten notes instead of memos, keep meetings conversational,
and encourage dialogue up and down the corporate ladder."