When we diet, we usually start with great enthusiasm and we probably have some initial success. We buy new foods and ingredients, try new recipes. We might go to gather gym more often band try out new exercises.
However, this enthusiasm soon fades and we start to ease up on the diet, the exercise regime starts to get boring and we don’t look forward to the new recipes and new foods. What started off as being different and exciting is now the everyday, the commonplace.
We still want to reach our target weight (or size) but find it difficult to maintain the motivation and momentum. to keep the image of ‘the new me’ firmly in our sights.
Well, productivity is like that. We often introduce new techniques, new approaches, new consultants and we get excited with the i results. But then, like diet, maintaining the regime gets boring.
We need the vision of the new organisation to create an emotional response that can fuel continuing effort. The preferred future must be a strong vision snd must be communicated to, and shared by, all in the organisation. This is what leadership is all about…. ensuring that everyone understands where the organisation is going and what it takes to get there. A shared vision based on shared values will help maintain momentum.