“Success is created from within the organization”
It’s how a Xerox business increased profits by 15% and growth by 20% within a year. It’s one of the strategies Microsoft uses for product development. Syncrude Oil of Canada has increased productivity 65% over 3 years without additional capital investment.
Today’s high performance organizations use new tools to stay at the head of their industry. They have learned that traditional redesign and growth strategies can only take them so far. How have they learned to anticipate the changes and set the trends of their market? What knowledge do they have that no one else does? What resource have they tapped to get such positive results? They’ve just found new ways to tap into the knowledge and creativity of the resource they already pay for, one every company already has – their people!
Four field-tested strategies that help successful companies best utilize their greatest asset – the people within their organization – are Flow, Search Conference, Participate Strategies, and Open Systems. These methods help organizations anticipate change, create flexible plans and improve their ability to respond actively to the ever-changing business environment. Use them to help your company act, adapt, and lead.
A powerful model used in business, athletics, the arts and education. Participants are completely immersed in the activity of pursuing excellence. Athletes call this the “zone”, poets and artists call it “bliss” and people in the workplace call it “passion”.
A non-traditional business model which outperforms bureaucratic top-down models. The tangible outcomes are better numbers for the business, as well as creating valuable intangibles such as trust, commitment and a desire to excel. Employees take responsibility for identifying problems, designing and implementing solutions within their work area.
Open Systems Approach
Recognizes that an organization’s plan influences the external business environment, enabling an organization to set trends for their industry. The process allows the company to learn from the external business environment which directly impacts the company’s strategic plan.
A business model that focuses on achieving excellence in business performance. We get to the root cause of employee performance problems. This process reduces company costs, management/employee stress while enhancing company performance.
Healthy work is based on the idea that people will produce better results. Some of the notable results are:
- increased performance & productivity
- fewer accidents & sick days
- increased creativity & commitment
- Increased safety & sustainability