Companies need to provide “‘always-on’ learning experiences that allow employees to build skills quickly, easily, and on their own terms” (Deloitte 2017 Global Human Capital Trends). I like learning, so this works for me... not sure everyone will agree though.
My collection of images from Why Simple Wins by Lisa Bodell.
Minimal. Understandable. Repeatable. Accessible. (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). Not a bad mantra.
“people confuse improvement with simplification. Simplification is the act of subtraction. Improvement can involve subtraction, but also addition” (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). We love addition, but how about a commitment to improvement via subtraction?
“If you get the work right, you get the culture right” (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). Working shoulder to shoulder improves culture more than anything else. Shared goals and shared values people!
“Just because we can delve more deeply into the data doesn’t mean we should” (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). We need evidence to make good decisions. But how much evidence do we need? How much is too much?
We had some training at work recently... and all I made was this lousy drawing.
“To improve our work, we have to move from a mindset of 'more' to a mindset of meaning” (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). If we're honest, we measure our professional worth by how much we're doing. More is always better in this line of thinking. Quantity beats quality again and again.
"...the absence of a clear reporting structure leads not merely to confusion, but to something worse: a consensus driven culture" (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). Consensus isn't inherently bad, but when people are afraid to move forward until everyone signs off we've got a problem.