Goal orientation is over-rated if not downright dangerous. I can’t live without my dreams ~ more to the point, they can’t live without me! They break back in to an overly busy routine 🙂
It is counter-intuitive, I know, but taking the problems of each person seriously, for what they are, saves time. The arithmetic doesn’t suggest it, but Year 6 arithmetic is the wrong analytical tool.
It is also lousy psychology and lousy management theory.
Time to subject the target and box-ticking culture of UK to some evidence-based trials? Psychologists would say so.
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Our goal had gone walkabout On my travels, I found myself teaching systems thinking in a university which broke a… Read more The greatest leaders spark curiosity about the system
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Chain-of-command Imagine 6 000 students gathering in a hall and becoming a little rowdy. The police arrive. The local Chief… Read more Want efficiency? Make the space and time for people to be efficient.