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Doers Tolerate Discomfort In Order To Learn

Doers have something special working in their favor: the innate desire to do a good job that triggers a willingness to acknowledge their own incompetence. Doers are also willing to put up with a certain amount of discomfort during the learning process in order to experience the end result—recognition of a job well done. The […]

Doers Sometimes Lack Motivation

Even Doers sometimes lack the motivation to consistently perform at higher levels. Under adverse or antagonistic conditions, they may need reminding that the purpose of their job is to continuously upgrade what goes out the door—be it products or services. There are times, however, when the desire to improve is just not there. What are […]

Doers Search For Common Meaning

Mainstream management methods can only bridge the gap between functional and dysfunctional employees, bridging, at best, merely provides a communication link between competing subgroups. In order to close the gap, you need to conduct a purposeful search for a common meaning without creating intra-group opposition. One way to do this is to form a Group […]

Teamwork Brings Out The Best In Doers

Managers in today’s complex organizations are discovering that getting staff together to develop a common set of goals is not only difficult, but it is frequently divisive and disruptive to the normal work flow. Their challenge is to meld the individual perceptions and expectations into a unified vision. The primary obstacles keeping employees from coming […]

Responsibility Charting Empowers Low Performers

Organizations with multiple work sites typically set up an automated system of digital charts so that project leaders can assemble a virtual team without ever having the members meet in person. Instead, they gather on-line in chat rooms to discuss tasks, seek consultation, and keep each other informed. This virtual, exacting style is useful in […]

Responsibility Charting Is A Dynamic Productivity Tool

Responsibility Charting is a dynamic productivity tool that has many uses. For example, a government agency with a reputation for substandard performance was assigned a new director who was determined to turn things around. A productivity study disclosed that the average staff person spent nearly 40 percent of each day in meetings trying to correct […]

Responsibility Charting Tracks Roles And Relationships

  The best way to understand how to use Responsibility Charting is to think of a situation where the outcome failed to achieve the results you expected. Then, make note of the various tasks each of the folks involved should have undertaken and the order in which each task should have been completed. Now, visualize […]