A flywheel is a heavy wheel that regulates the speed of machinery. It takes a while to get started, but once it starts, it turns smoothly and efficiently. Momentum takes over, and the wheel turns almost effortlessly. It’s the same with the symbolic flywheels that power our organizations: once the flywheel is moving, it spins easily, and the momentum we build keeps working for us.
The flywheel illustrates the power that purpose, passion, and results have to create momentum in an organization. Studer Education applies the flywheel to help leaders embark on a results-driven journey. While doing so, they create an engaged workplace for employees, students, and communities.
Excerpt from: Maximize Performance