Author: bsnyder

learning
We all know it’s important to learn and grow at work so that we perform better in our roles and responsibilities. When we first began our careers all we did was learn. We had very little work experience and needed to learn the basics of how to work in our new professions. Learning never stopped...
limited resource environment
All organizations operate in a limited resource environment. There is always more work that can be done than there are resources to do it. And, given our current economic conditions, this is even truer today. Denying or ignoring this fact sets off a chain reaction in organizations. Executives at the top need better business results...
drama in organizations
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The popularity of TV shows that have lots of drama is ever present. People get hooked on the characters and their overly dramatic behavior. The drama is woven into story lines adding many surprises and cliff hangers to the plot of the show, bringing people back week after week. While drama is good for TV...
consistency in orgamizations
It’s not uncommon for leaders of organizations to think that their organization’s performance is subpar when compared to similar organizations in other companies. They feel that others must be much more sophisticated and produce far better results. While these feelings may be true the reality is far from it. As with most things in life...
coaching your employees
It is very natural for parents to take responsibility for their children. At a young age kids don’t know how to be responsible for themselves, but the goal of every parent is to slowly show and allow their children to be responsible for themselves. Certainly, after one becomes 18 they should be mostly responsible for...
organizational change
No organization is ever where a leader wants it; there is always something that needs to be different. In fact, this is a very healthy perspective. First of all, an organization needs to be different just to stay relevant. Secondly, all organizations have weaknesses; identifying and dealing with them is like working with fractals. Fractal:...
If you’re a leader you have a vision. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Your vision is the starting point to make your organization better in some way. It’s supposed to bring about positive change and consumes a sizable portion of your organization’s resources in doing so. But, we all know that...
pure process
No one needs to beat the drum about the importance of processes in business. Processes have been a valuable tool since the start of the industrial revolution, establishing uniformity and gaining efficiencies. Some processes are documented into formal procedures. Others remain informal but are still commonly understood. Most processes are composed of action steps with...
galaxy
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All organizations have grand visions of how they want to be seen. It always involves customers, employees, and the organization as a whole. They want customers to feel appreciated and completely satisfied with the level of customer service received, employees that are empowered to take initiative and add value in everything they do, and be...
entitlement fungus
Fungus fulfills a vital role in our ecosystem by decomposing things. When certain environmental conditions are present they trigger growth and reproduction. In other words, fungus does its job when the ecosystem needs it to do its job. Individual entitlement too is a decomposer; but only in our organizations. It is a fungus that must...