Why Human Systems are Key to Achieving
Many companies invest in change initiatives only to find that, despite
their efforts, improvements are not sustainable. After months of analysis,
important structural and organizational changes, and often large investments
in new technologies, results regress to pre-project levels or, at best,
show incremental improvement. Frustrated, these companies reach one
of two conclusions:
They did not choose the correct technologies, or
They do not
have the right people.
In the first case, they do further analysis and invest
in a new change activity, and the cycle continues. In the second case,
experienced individuals are replaced, within the same system and culture.
In the vast majority of cases, these new individuals will achieve essentially
the same results as their predecessors and, again, morale and confidence
decline, and the cycle continues.
Working on Your Human Systems
At HMC, we have found that the key element
that is missing from most improvement initiatives is a focus on the
Human Systems. Too often we expend our greatest efforts finding new
ways to 'do the work', reacting to problems as they arise. Results improve
in the short term, but inevitably the symptom recurs, or a new problem
arises, and long-term results oscillate around the same level. If we
study the system, identifying trends and patterns and developing new
processes in response to root causes, we will begin achieve more consistent
and predictable outcomes. However, if we have not worked on the Human
Systems the beliefs, assumptions, habits, motivations and Mental
Models the gains achieved will level off, or diminish, over time.
Achieving Sustainable Improvements
HMC's "Human Systems"
Workshops and Seminars
Working on Human Systems is an integral part of HMC's
Holistic philosophy. HMC's
Human Systems services include workshops and seminars which are tailored
to the specific needs of our clients. Our workshops and seminars focus
on these areas:
help our clients identify individual and organizational beliefs and
assumptions and link those beliefs to results.
We work with
clients to create high performance teams with a shared vision that
are committed to realizing their goals.
We help our
clients create system-wide solutions that address root-causes rather
than the symptoms that constantly surface.
the change leaders and emphasize the importance of their role in holding
the vision and maintaining the team's focus.
HMC has a
proven track record of helping clients achieve breakthrough results
that are sustainable, and continue to improve over time.
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can help you elevate your organization to a new level of performance.