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Organizational Assessment &  Learning Labs

In a fast-changing world, the only way to stay ahead of your competition is to learn and improve faster than they do. If you are behind but learning more quickly than your competitors, then you will eventually catch up. And, once you are ahead of the competition, continuing to improve faster will help to maintain your advantage. Sustainable excellence is creating ever-increasing value for multiple stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, suppliers and partners, the community, and the natural environment. Easier said than done!

This lab collection addresses organizational performance assessment and analysis to inform new strategies and designs. The last lab includes a 126-point organization self-assessment to help you identify opportunities for a redesign.

Organization Performance Review Lab #8

Scorecard results are analyzed and periodically reviewed by the leaders at all levels, who then revise the action plans and operations as necessary to accomplish the strategy. While some of the learning during these reviews is limited to “single-loop” learning and keeping things on track, occasionally, the dialogue will examine the underlying assumptions and “double-loop” learning that enables the team to address root causes and prevent similar problems in the future. This fact-based approach to management includes organization performance analysis that informs the reinforcement of the desired behaviors. The lab consists of five lessons.

Key Concepts – Understand Organization Performance Review concepts, components, and relationships and how they contribute to leadership and organization [re]design for sustainable excellence.

Application – Apply the key Organization Performance Review concepts to your organization using the downloadable Worksheet(s).

Assessment – Evaluate how well your organization applies the key concepts of Organization Performance Review to achieve sustainable excellence.

Leader as Organization Designer – Apply collaborative leadership concepts to the leadership activities associated with conducting Organization Performance Reviews.

[Re]Create – Apply what you have learned about Organization Performance Reviews to improve your organization and leadership.

Learn and Improve Lab #10

Successful leaders of transformation are never satisfied with the organization’s performance and continuously learn from experience. To fully develop the organization’s systems, culture and individuals require that they learn from their successes and failures. Organizations that have achieved sustainable excellence by learning from success and failure did so using four common methods or approaches: strategic management cycle, organization assessment and improvement, continuous improvement, and benchmarking. These methods are often integrated into the other eight leadership system components through learning loops. The lab includes five lessons.

Key Concepts – Understand the Learn and Improve concepts, components, and relationships and how they contribute to leadership and organization [re]design for sustainable excellence.

Application – Apply the key Learning and Improvement concepts to your organization using the downloadable Worksheet(s).

Assessment – Evaluate how well your organization applies the key concepts of Learning and Improvement to achieve sustainable excellence.

Leader as Organization Designer – Apply collaborative leadership concepts to the leadership activities associated with Learning and Improvement.

[Re]Create – Apply what you have learned about Learning and Improvement to improve your organization and leadership.

Facilitators of Change Lab #14

Some leaders of successful change doubted they could do it. Indeed, it can seem overwhelming. There are a few critical facilitators of change to help you along the journey. First, you are not alone, so start by developing your team of leaders as organization designers. Second, begin with the senior leadership team to have credibility and personal knowledge to lead the journey. Then create a plan to guide your [re]design and transformation. There is an old saying, “If it has been done, it must be possible.” The lab includes five lessons.

Key Concepts – Understand the Facilitators of Change concepts, components, and relationships and how they contribute to leadership and organization [re]design for sustainable excellence.

Application – Apply the key Facilitators of Change concepts to your organization using the downloadable Worksheet(s).

Assessment – Evaluate how well your organization applies the key concepts of Facilitators of Change to achieve sustainable excellence.

Leader as Organization Designer – Conduct a Consolidated Assessment and Analysis, and Develop an Improvement Plan that includes all 14 components of the Leading Transformation Framework.

[Re]Create – Apply what you have learned about the Facilitators of Change to improve your organization and leadership.

Videos

Includes 15 Online Instructional Videos - Over 140 Minutes

Workbooks

Includes 15 Downloadable PDF Workbooks - Over 230 Pages

Worksheets

Includes over 50 Downloadable Editable PowerPoint Worksheets

Labs are part of the Core Lab Collection

Get all 12 Core Labs for only $497 USD. 

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