As we come to the end of another circuit around the sun, we find ourselves reflective of the year’s hard fought battles won and lost, of loves arrived and departed, and of business and professional successes and disappointments.
With rebuilding spirit, we look with great anticipation to what lay before us in the coming year.
And, most importantly, we look to reconnect over the next few weeks with our families and closest friends. After all, we do what we do professionally – not for love of treasure, or stature, or other hubris – but to leave an indelible and positive mark on this Earth and all who we touch and are a part of our lives.
It has been a great pleasure being a part of your life’s journey. I am very grateful for your time, consideration, and support – and hope that I have been helpful and a benefit to you somehow.
So, as the Irish cheer goes, “May the best of your 2015 be the worst of your 2016.”
This article will share how we started, scaled up and began to embed the ADP (Accelerating Delivery and Performance) way of working in GSK between 2009 and 2012. We begin with the background and initial objectives followed by a summary of the journey overall. Highlights of the OD theory that informed and contributed to this highly practical initiative along with our metrics for success are discussed, as well as our plans for the future and the general lessons we have learned.
Who changes the change? Are we in a radical new era of thinking about organisations, or is it plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose? Are we any better now at managing organisations – and managing change and transformation – than we were forty years ago? Or should we just stop stuffing it up? The boys chew the fat…
“Operational Excellence is a state of readiness that is attained as the efforts throughout the organization reach a state of alignment for achieving its strategies; and where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue ‘
Operational Excellence by Design‘, and not by coincidence.”
-Joseph F Paris Jr; Founder, Operational Excellence Society LLC®