GE Work-Out

Encouraging Lateral Thinking


GE Work-Out

Goals  ▪  Problems Addressed

5 Growth Dimensions

7 Steps  ▪  5 Sessions



Jack Welch advice business quotes

The idea flow from the human spirit is absolutely unlimited. All you have to do is tap into that well.

Jack Welch



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At GE Work-Out, employees are made feel the urgency to change things and begin to see the whole picture of the situation. Then, they are ready to focus on new ideas.

How can the process be improved?

What can be done differently to achieve the stretch goal?




Using the process map as a starting point, Work-Out asks participants to brainstorm ways of achieving the goal, and then provides a structure for quickly sorting through the ideas, selecting the best ones, and developing them into recommendations for change.

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As with any brainstorming process, Work-Out encourages people to toss out any idea, no matter how minor, how crazy, how seemingly impossible.

And the process helps people learn how to think laterally and , think "out-of-the-box", build on each other's ideas, and combine ideas.



Jack Welch advice business quotes

Involve everyone. Business is all about capturing intellect from every person. The way to engender enthusiasm it to allow employees far more freedom and far more responsibility.

Jack Welch




Work-Out at other companies

Work-Out helps create the spirit of a start-up company in a large and complex enterprise.

When the Aetna Insurance Company implemented its version of Work-Out, the program's sponsors called it "Out of the Box."... More






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