An Organization Is A Shared Belief - A Fiction

Posted by Walt Brown on Jul 22, 2020 10:45:00 AM

An organization is essentially a fiction, only given meaning and power by those who believe in it, who buy in.

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

Due To technology, One Organizational Structure Will Apply In Our Future

Posted by Walt Brown on Jul 15, 2020 9:45:00 AM

In the future we will not talk about this or that type of organizational structure, we will talk about one model that includes all of its predecessors. Hierarchical, Flat, Holocratic, Team, Matrix, Adhocracy, Functional, Accountable, Objective… all combine into one.

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Topics: Developed, Measured

Taking One Survey Will Change The Way You Do Business

Posted by Walt Brown on May 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM

Over the course of the past 13 years, I’ve interacted with nearly 200 business owners who had questions about optimizing employee engagement within their organizations. It’s not that the organizations were in desperate need of help. On the contrary, some of these businesses were performing very well, and the owners of these companies simply wished to explore the possibility that some ingredients might be missing that would allow these companies to perform even better if they could be discovered.

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

The 90 Day Business Cycle: Why is it Important?

Posted by Walt Brown on May 20, 2020 7:30:00 AM

The 7Q7P Framework is partially built on the presumption that employee buy-in needs to occur on an ongoing basis. Having a single discussion with your workers and having them agree that they belong in your organization is a great start, but things are never static in business, and all of the elements that drive the business forward are constantly changing. In addition to that, the features of your employees’ private lives will also fluctuate as time marches on.

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Topics: Heard, Developed, Measured

Why Going Verbal is Always Best for Business

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 8, 2020 9:45:00 AM

There is a scene from the film We Are Marshall that perfectly conveys the importance of verbal communication if you truly wish to be heard and understood and to have the full significance of your statements appreciated.

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Topics: Believe, Accountable, Developed, Measured

Can your employees answer these 14 questions about their jobs?

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 1, 2020 2:22:00 PM

We all like to think that our companies are functioning at a high level, but are there hidden inefficiencies lurking within your organization? There is a simple way to get an accurate response to that question.

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Topics: Accountable, Developed, Measured

5 Tips - The Reality of COVID-19 (or Recessions) and How Your Investment in EOS will Help

Posted by Walt Brown on Mar 16, 2020 3:38:09 PM

Dear Clients and Friends,

I wish I were not writing this, I am cognizant of the situations and extremes I may be writing to and I pray for the best as soon as possible. We are in this together, and I want to take some time to share some guidance I have seen work in past recessions.

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

Why Your Operating System Needs to Be Organizational, Not Organic

Posted by Walt Brown on Mar 11, 2020 10:15:00 AM

In the pages of The Patient Organization, I laid out the 7 Question-7 Promise Framework, which allows everyone within your company to align themselves with your mission by deciding if they can answer “yes” to questions of belonging, belief, accountability, measurement, communication, development and balance. The ultimate benefit of this process is the creation of the type of workplace environment that can power an Organizational Operating System (OOS).

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

Why Developing Your Employees The Right Way is a Requirement for Your Business

Posted by Walt Brown on Feb 12, 2020 9:45:00 AM

The idea of developing your employees can lead you into tricky territory if you’re a business owner. On the one hand, there are reasons to not take formal steps to develop your employees that might make logical sense on a very superficial level. After all, you probably have employees on your staff that entered your workspace solely because you advertised very specific employment opportunities that they responded to.

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Topics: Belong, Accountable, Developed, Measured

A Seasonal Conversation - How to get the most out of measuring your employees

Posted by Walt Brown on Feb 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Measuring your employees is a simple necessity that is made unnecessarily complicated by the misguided assumption that employees don’t want to be measured. In light of this erroneous supposition, many business owners - often under additional coercion supplied by their HR departments - opt to measure their employees by a set of wholly business-centric metrics that fail to account for the realities of the jobs the employees are asked to do, and the environmental limitations to performing those jobs.

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Topics: Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

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