I was reading this article a couple days ago and it really made me start to think. Many of the problems I face both in my professional life and personal life are technical in nature, but the root cause or more importantly the way to prevent them from happening wasn’t technical in nature at all.
The focus was on building an organization that had characteristics like:
- “Mutual respect, enjoyable work”
- “Authentic, aligned, efficient action”
- “Express authentic appreciation”
- “Appropriately include others”
These sound like simple steps, but knowing people and organization these can be hard to change.
As a side note the person mentioned in the article setup a consulting company to help organizations change named 4-D Systems.