Why Auto Body Managers Spend Their Time, Resources, and Energy Doing the Wrong Things Part 1
What Eats Up Your Time, Resources, and Energy? Solving problems and making decisions others should be doing! Is like
What Should You Be Doing? In an add for their Executive Education Program the Columbia Business School says “How to realize leadership potential (I would say managerial potential, instead of leadership potential). Recognize Organizational Problem(s) Call for Help Address the Issue Apply Resolution
3 Reasons Why Auto Body Managers Don’t Do Those 4 Things? Insecurity The Prime Directive Lack of know-how
It’s a Little Like, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Recognize Organizational Problem(s) If I look at what are our organizational system problems, then I will have face them [Insecurity], if I do not ask then I can continue to “blame people” [Lack of Knowledge] and focus on the stuff I am comfortable with all day [Prime Directive]. Why would I want to know what is wrong with my organizational system, when I would rather “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and continue doing what I have always done [Prime Directive].
Why Would I Revel My Ignorance? 2. Call for Help Why would I spend money on having an expert in organizational systems tell me what is wrong with my organizational system, I would be reveling my incompetency [Lack of Knowledge]:when I would rather “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” anyway [Insecurity]; and continue doing what I have always done [Prime Directive].
If the Organizational System Issues are Reveled, I’ll Look Like a Schmuck! 3. Address the Issue The whole reason for the Prime Directive, is not to look like a schmuck [Insecurity, Lack of Knowledge]. Let sleeping bears lie, even if in the long-term the organization would be better off financially and be better able to achieve its long-term goals.
What If I Fail? [Insecurity] 4. Apply Resolution “Holy Embarrassment Batman”, said Robin, “You mean instituting…… CHANGE????????” Warning……Warning …Potential threat to Prime Directive! Warning……Potential threat to Prime Directive!