Metrics don’t have to be perfect.
Leading through challenges requires honest conversations, resiliency and a positive outlook. Currently, leaders are facing pressure to make difficult decisions regarding the health and safety of their communities. Recommendations are uncertain and ever-changing. In episodes 93 and 94 we heard Waukesha County Government leaders explain how they’re collaborating with schools in their community. This week, Superintendent Corey Golla, who leads a school district in Waukesha County, joins us to discuss how his team is managing the urgency and uncertainty around returning to school. Listen as Corey describes how his team incorporates Lean thinking and reviewing key questions to reduce risk and avoid the check-off.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How can leaders plan to successfully collaborate with other organizations?
- What metrics are important to measure right now?
- How can leaders feel confident in their decision-making despite what the future will hold for schools in 2020 and beyond?
- What characteristics are necessary for leaders to overcome community resistance?
To hear the evolution of Corey Golla and Waukesha County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic return to episodes 68 Focus on the Positive, 70 Cultivate a Can-Do Culture, 93 Make Silos Disappear, & 94 Empower and Invest in Your Teams.
How will we know if the right strategies were identified to accomplish our goals? Are the strategies being implemented with fidelity and with quality? Both will affect the success of the organization’s ability to achieve goals. Will we wait for the end of the year to determine our success? No, we want to be able to control our success.
The Stoplight Report is a way to communicate how ideas, concerns, and barriers are being resolved. Items added to the Stoplight Report might be collected during check-in conversations, team meetings, or a process audit. The Stoplight Report is shared to keep the team informed of priorities for improvement and progress.
This template for monitoring actions and results can be used by teams to set goals, identify actions, progress monitor, and assess results of short cycle priorities. Make a plan to get results!
A resilient organization does more than respond to change, crisis, or threats. Organizational resilience is the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond, and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and thrive. To establish a culture of resilience, leaders model resilient behaviors, use the language of resiliency, and inspire teams to keep moving forward. How resilient are you?