Healthy Problem Solving
LP23 Ensuring Healthy Problem Solving
when a Leadership Practice is not present or working in your organization...
you will not be able to BEST organize your organization
Ensuring healthy problem solving is a leadership process driven by three purposes: First, the object is not to pick winners and losers. Second, ascertaining what is right is more important than identifying who is right. Finally, leadership ensures that the problem solving process is not political. Healthy problem solving is practiced to resolve conflict. And when conflict cannot be resolved at one level, the organization's conflict resolution process brings the unresolved issues to the next higher level for review and resolution. The object of the process is to make a best decision.
Professor Kenneth Mackenzie, one of the world's leading experts on leadership and organizational design, has defined 29 Leadership Practices (LP) that are essential to a successful organization.
Clearly, competitive advantage is gained when an organization is aligned for success.
The 29 Leadership Practices are the primary "indicators of interest" we use when diagnosing an organization.
When we do an organizational assessment, we know that the absence of the Leadership Practice Ensuring Healthy Problem Solving could affect one or more of the 12 Holonomic Processes (HP):
HP3. Ensuring Best Decision-Making
HP8. Ensuring Healthy Problem Solving throughout the Organization
The 12 Holonomic Processes are the main enabling processes by which the 6 Desired Organizational Characteristics (DOC) are achieved, so the above Holonomic Processes problems could affect:
DOC1. Clarity of Direction
DOC5. Results Oriented Problem Solving
DOC6. Associates Are Assets and Resources
Click here for a detailed description of the 6 Desired Organizational Characteristics [DOC]
Click here for a detailed description of the 12 Holonomic Processes [HP]
Click here for a detailed description of the 29 Leadership Practices [LP]
Remember that this "snapshot" is a preliminary assessment only, designed to illustrate areas where you might have problems.
A full on-line assessment probes in a deeper and more complex manner and provides specific insight and suggestions.
The Organizational Diagnostic Survey On-Line (ODS-OL) we use is the most advanced working technology for assessing organizations and its leadership practices. ODS-OL is based on multiple sources of information. ODS-OL does more than compile and analyze data: ODS-OL will derive conclusions about the results of the assessment and then derive recommendations based on these conclusions.
Use our ASK THE EXPERT form to contact Don Schwerzler - to learn how your organization can use ODS-OL to perfect the design and function of your organization.
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