Check-6 Blog

Leadership Development is not “Drop and give me 20”

Posted by Willie Snellings on Jul 21, 2016 11:33:33 AM


Every organization hand picks and selects individuals for a level of skill sets. However, only a "select few" are viewed outside that skill-set to excel. 

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Topics: Change Management

What's Next Once You Recognize the Need for Change Management...

Posted by Check-6 on Jun 30, 2016 3:22:28 PM

Every organization has a culture, or more succinctly a set of acceptable team behaviors.  The use of ‘leading indicators’ can allow leaders to earlier identify and mitigate lagging performance or even prevent a disaster.  Assuming leaders recognize the leading indicators of poor performance for their workforce, how do they affect the change that drives precision operations... and more importantly, how do they make it stick?

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Topics: Change Management

70% of Change Management Fails - Operational Excellence is No Exception

Posted by Check-6 on Jun 30, 2016 6:39:04 AM

Organizational change is hard.  Sustaining organizational change is even harder. Decades of research attests to this simple truth.   In fact, studies indicate that roughly 70% of change programs fail to meet intended objectives, or fall well short of attaining expected outcomes for host organizations.  This includes some disciplined and well-established “Operational Excellence” programs and processes like Lean, Six Sigma and Agile that, while initially successful, routinely find themselves unable to sustain hard earned performance gains or generate new gains through a culture of Continuous Improvement (CI).  In fact, the very concept of CI demands that organizations commit to a non-stop cycle of continuous change.

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Topics: Change Management, Operational Excellence

How Are Checklists Affecting Change Management?

Posted by Check-6 on Jun 30, 2016 5:38:09 AM

Errors cost money, and sometimes significantly more in terms of social capital and lives lost.  As long as people are involved with performing a process, the threat of human error exists.  As has been demonstrated in every industry and profession, people are susceptible to making mistakes regardless of their intelligence, training, or amount of experience. 

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Topics: Checklists, Change Management