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Getting things done July 31, 2006

Posted by Joey Valdez in Ideas!, Projects.

GTD GraphicMany improvement projects drag on for months with no clear direction or outcome, wasting organizational resources and damaging group morale. They fail not because of lack of innovation or managerial support, but because of poor execution. Basketball offers a powerful analogy on how to get things done. What happens both off the court—during timeouts and half time breaks—and on the court influence how well a team executes during a given game. Meetings and planning sessions are the off-court activities that need to be productive in order for a change team’s “on-court” performance to be well executed.



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