Designed Around the Work

“I know you want me to be the nice guy,” Jim Dunbar pushed back, “that I would have a better organization if I wasn’t so hard on people, but at the end of the day, we have to get some work done around here.”

It stings against political correctness, but if you consider, for a moment, that statement is true, what changes?

What if, it is all about the work? What if the purpose of your organization is to actually get some work done, solve a problem, execute a solution? It’s not for every organization, only those with the intended purpose to get work done, complete a task, achieve a goal.

Some organizations are designed around other intentions, religious organizations, political organizations, educational organizations, collegial organizations, all with purpose, all with goals.

What if the purpose of your organization was to get some work done? What if your organization was designed around the work?

One thought on “Designed Around the Work

  1. Dan

    Then the people designing the work would make it as easy as possible to get it done and would enjoy doing it. At the end of the day, we don’t want to struggle at our jobs, we want things to make sense and go well so we have a sense of accomplishment. We want our customers and our peers to recognize the quality of our work and how easy it is to our systems or our products.

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