Do you dread annual budget meetings? Before the meetings are held, can you sit down and write out a script of the process? You know each character and the speeches they will give. You know who will be animated, who will be silent, who will erupt and how many sessions it will take before everyone walks away having approved a new version of the same old plan.
You may be a victim of three organizational tendencies. You are:
- Overwhelmed by the busyness of day-to-day operations
- Consumed with the protection of departmental turf
- Mired in the inertia of institutional status quo