Make Measurement Public to Increase Buy-In (Harvard ManageMentor video)

July 8, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Using a social process is a very natural way to engage people in measurement, and it works so much better than presentations and meetings. That’s the topic of this Harvard ManageMentor video with Stacey Barr.

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  1. Hi Stracy

    This is a fantastic idea. I was imagining the scene while you were narrating with my current assignment. Actually I was also unsure about the response as you were putting it. Really a great idea. I would like to implement it in this assignment and would love to share the response.

    Just one question, what if the process is happening across the organization? Would it be a good idea to do it one department after the other? If yes, it will be difficult to choose who would go first.

  2. Stacey Barr says:

    Rajendra, it doesn’t really matter who goes first, and it’s probably more a question of who is ready first. One of the biggest mistakes I see happening in business is procrastination on starting something until all the ‘ducks are lined up in a row’. You get better results by taking action sooner, even if you’re not 100% ready. Action leads to learning faster.

  3. Mike Davidge says:

    Neat idea Stacey. There is an echo here of the ‘Oobeya’ or Big Room process in Toyota. That has a different purpose but the visual display element is common to both.

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