Why is it so hard?

Why is it so hard to become a Learning Organization?

1) The company Vision is unclear. If you don't know what you're aiming for, you'll never hit it.

2) The company has no Processes. If there is no understanding of "How we do things around here", local fiefdoms and competing departments will waste your energy in friction and unnecessary complexity.

3) The company has no way of improving its Processes. If "How we do things around here" never changes, or only changes randomly with no clear rationale, the company will lose all of its creative people and become a group of gray salary-drawing bureaucrats.

4) There is no acceptance of new information. If a better idea exists, the company should be looking for it.

North Creek's Coffee Break MBA is aimed at problems 3 and 4. More than a Book Club, Coffee Break MBA aims to open up the circulatory system of your company, invigorating all of your employees and moving management focus beyond fighting fires to concrete improvements to the bottom line.

Contact me to set up an initial free consultation.

I would love to talk to you about your Vision, and about SOPs and making your processes explicit. But there are some great books and awesome authors that will help you with that. Let's start with a book club and see how far we can get.

Categories: Business , Methodology