Implementation Recovery and Re-energiseWhen you feel like giving up
Often the early plan to implement an improvement is tragically underestimated. When this happens teams often give up or, if they are cash rich, conclude the improvement solution is wrong and develop a new one.
What we have observed is that if there is no finance for a new solution teams sometimes receive or generate sufficient energy to regroup, re-plan and re-implement. Although this is rare, as teams and the organisation are often burned out, it usually will result in benefits as long as the improvement solution is not fundamentally flawed.
We are specialists at recovering and reenergising improvement efforts, where the effort has been underestimated or the team have simply ran out of gas. We provide fresh positive energy and lift the energy of project teams and sponsors. We suggest practical ways forward to ensure that a good solution doesn’t become abandoned because of a stalled implementation.
Fresh eyes looking at the situation, recognising the good work done and offering up additional approaches and interventions to get the improvement over the line, can be a huge tonic for tired implementation teams.
At this stage the organisation is often more ready to accept guidance and new ideas than at the start of the effort.
- A major lift in optimism is rapidly developed.
- All the previous good work completed is validated by fresh eyes.
- Current problems and blocks are addressed with renewed enthusiasm.
- New interventions are utilised.
- Determination of the leaders not to give up is recognised by the organisation.
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OrgZoo is an education, method and consulting support service for large organisations who must implement improvements. We focus primarily on defining, designing and delivering the behavioural modifications required from people to realise benefit from the improvement effort. Then we provide the practical tools to help leaders navigate the improvement journey.