Tag: problems

Cultivated Management, Productivity, Relevance and Responsiveness

Tools often amplify underlying behaviours, failures and disconnects

Tools Amplify Wording

Oh a new toy! Robocop, Movie, 1987 It can be a slippery road to go down as a manager when you start to rely on technology to solve problems that you don’t fully understand. Without knowing your problems deeply it’s possible that tech solutions will only worsen your current predicament.   Technology is a huge enabler …

Cultivated Management, Productivity

Don’t blame objects

It’s common to hear people blaming objects, documents and other non-living artefacts. “We built the wrong thing because the spec was wrong” “The customer’s list of requirements was wrong – it’s their fault” “The software didn’t support our process so we did it wrong” But behind each of these reasons/excuses (and the many thousands more reasons) are people. …