Change Your Dam Thinking
Each chapter in this book consists of stories. There is a moral to all of these stories: you will grow as a flow thinker and you will be damned as a dam thinker. The choice is yours. What is DAM thinking? The book presents five dams, for example the ego dam stops the flow of productivity. How? If there is a serious problem and you fail to ask for help, what is stopping you? Ego. What does that block? Production. Why is this important? Companies with DAM thinking suffer from stagnation, pollution, and pressure. Nothing much matters in a DAM thinking company, because not much gets done. Companies that FLOW and GROW deliver their product and service with velocity and quality. But more than that a FLOW thinking company develops market disruptive methods and technologies that emerge from the collective intelligence of the work force. Flow companies are all about Velocity, Quality, and Emergence. Flow companies are all about people. Work is social. People's behaviors lead business results. People's behavior is governed by their thinking. This book will show you how to find and develop something called complex solutions and show you how you can develop your own unique complex plan; your own unique business improvement system. Companies that understand these three statements that 1) work is social, 2) our behaviors lead results, and 3) behaviors are governed by our thinking don't just perform well, they completely dominate the markets they serve. This book not only provides understanding, but detail on how you can move forward and design your own company that flows and grows.
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