The zoo is one of the metaphors used in the book “Thinking in Systems” by author Donella Meadows (1941-2001) and one of my favorite takeaways from her book. Told in my way, the zoo is a convenient way to observe animals that would not be that easy to observe in their natural habitat. In a … Continue reading The Zoo or why many improvement initiatives on shop floor fail to deliver noticeable results at company level
This is the fifth and final part of this series of posts about putting logic into a decision to change a job. In this post, I emphasize how crucial it is to understand how far someone is from achieving his or her Goal and if this Goal is a reasonable one. Looking at colors In … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 5/5 – Reflect on the assessment result and act!
This is the fourth post of my series How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 3 focused on listing the sequence of prerequisites that need to be fulfilled in order to achieve your target. The outcome of the phases described in Part 1 to 3 is your Goal Tree. Such a Goal … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 4/5 – Self assess your current capabilities and color-code the Goal Tree
This is the third post of my series How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? After refining the personal Goal statement (Part 1) and identifying the Critical Success Factors to achieving the Goal (Part 2), it is time to build the Goal Tree with all prerequisites - Necessary Conditions - using necessity-based logic. … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 3/5 – List and order all prerequisites using necessity-based logic
This is the second post of my series How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? The first step is focused on the personal Goal statement. This second one is about identifying the Critical Success Factors to achieving your Goal. What are Critical Success Factors? Critical Success Factors (CSFs) are top most objectives and … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 2/5 – Understand the Critical Success Factors to achieving your Goal
Sooner or later everybody experiences a low in motivation, gets upset by a boss, is unhappy with compensation, working conditions, job content or colleagues. Some are quick to quit, others more thinkingful about a decision with potential long-lasting consequences. Some rely on their gut feelings, others need more factual analysis. This series of posts is … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 1/5 – State and refine your Goal
January 2019, Ms Angela Lovelll reached out for an interview about the Goal Tree. She's a copywriter for the Canadian agricultural magazine Country Guide. During the first contact she explained me she got intrigued by the Goal Tree which is very different than what she had found and heard over and over again about setting … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – I got Interviewed about the Goal Tree!
Your current job sucks or you're stuck in your career? Before rushing to the next best job you may benefit from a rational analysis of your ambition and your current situation building a Goal Tree. Here are 5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree when considering changing your job: Get clarity about what you … Continue reading 5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree when considering changing your job
Call it digital transformation, smart factory, IioT or industry 4.0, your high-tech company transformation program may well require mundane brown paper and sticky notes at the very beginning. A random collection of Proofs of Concept does not make a transformation program It is a lesson learned over and over, a transformation program is not a … Continue reading Why your digital transformation may well start with brown paper and sticky notes
Industry 4.0 enthusiasts are usually passionate promoters but terrible logical thinkers. That's happy for me because they keep supplying me with critical thinking training material, like this quote I used in my video tutorial. The quote goes: "Industry 4.0 provides real-time data analysis so that our teams can correct any drifts and prevent failures immediately, … Continue reading Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills – Step by step tutorial