Building A Bridge To Innovation
How do you deal with the meeting bully ...
The person who gradually raises their voice ... to be heard ...
The Person who likes to hear themselves talk ... monopolizing the conversation
Listening is crucial to teamwork and problem solving ...
The Talking Football is a simple & effective way to increase communication & teamwork
Do you ever feel like your meetings ... emails & work conversations are just like the Abbott & Costello routine ....
You keep talking about the same thing and asking the same questions ....
But yet ... there isn't any real understanding taking place ...
One of the biggest problems in business and especially product development is the lack of open and honest communication.
You spend months & a truckload of money developing a product ... only to have it fail
Everyone "knew" it was a bad idea .. but no one said anything ...
This is where the "I Told You So" and the Scapegoating starts ...
The troops on the front line told the commander ... but he wasn't listening ...
There are 4 categories that generally cause problems and catch us off guard
Jack and his team ... just wasted $500,000 & 6 months on a product no one wanted
Jack's story is far too common ... they failed because they couldn't overcome the obstacles to innovation
Jack's team failed for 3 main reasons
The case for decentralized command ...
The person who sweeps the floor ... should choose the broom .. as well as a plan to sweep the place
It is difficult in the case of complications, to communicate swiftly and efficiently with the chain of command to adapt the mission to the new circumstances.
Decentralizing command means that the mission and its limits have been formally defined by senior leaders ... who have an overview of the mission ... but the details of execution are left to the troops on the front lines.
commanders intent is the description and definition of what a successful mission looks like ... what does winning look like
Leadership, Product Design & Eliminating Costly Mistakes That Derail Projects & Drive Them Into The Ground.
The #1 rule of product development .. things happens ..
What determines success or failure is how you respond when things go wrong.
There are only two options:
Do it right the first time .. It's faster & cheaper
Travis "Grizzly" Jacobs JA Simulations