Reach for the Sky – Managerial Productivity Series (III)

status_of_libertyOnce organizations map out and deploy their processes to an RALB run time environment where work is orchestrated by BPM (guidelines) and facilitated/constrained by ACM (guard rails), it’s time to face up to the reality that only 1/3 of employees in many corporations are engaged.

It seems reasonable, under this scenario, to spend less time increasing the productivity of 1/3 of staff and more time engaging and empowering the 2/3 majority.

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Form committees sparingly. Let them come together and disband.

2. Reduce the number of wall-to-wall meetings, shorten the durations of the rest and be choosy re who either gets to attend or is forced to attend, depending on the perspective.

3. Provide away-from-the-desk “oases” to foster innovation.

4. Include contingency funding in annual budgets so that innovative projects can start up at odd times.

5.  Put in place project monitoring/control to monitor ROIs through their life cycles. Ensure that when approving ROIs, the timeline extends beyond the “launch” date so that training is not short circuited and that a settling in period can take place.

6. Improve your approval processes so that they are able to accommodate “fast tracking”, where appropriate.

Stop Reading Exception Reports – Part I
(Put Guidance and Governance In-Line)
The Whole is Greater Than The Sum Of The Parts – Part II –
(Put RALB – Resource Allocation, Leveling and Balancing In-Line)
Reach for the Sky – Part III
(Empower Staff)
Pulling It All Together – Part IV



Management consultant and process control engineer (MSc EE) with a focus on bridging the gap between operations and strategy in the areas of critical infrastructure protection, major crimes case management, healthcare services delivery, and b2b/b2c/b2d transactions. (C) 2010-2020 Karl Walter Keirstead, P. Eng. All rights reserved. The opinions expressed here are those of the author, and are not connected with Jay-Kell Technologies Inc, Civerex Systems Inc. (Canada), Civerex Systems Inc. (USA) or CvX Productions. Number of accessing countries 2010-2020/2/15 : 154
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2 Responses to Reach for the Sky – Managerial Productivity Series (III)

  1. Some good practical tips there.


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