Businesses thrive by growth. Leaders are expected to find innovative ways to propel the organization in the new direction and to make that growth vision a reality. In this game, most of us take for granted, the fact that the processes we own need our attention. I’m not joking. Smart managers are compelled to delegate the monitoring or upkeep of the processes to their smartest subordinates; And conveniently focus their own energy on transforming the business
Unfortunately Murphy plays havoc, all the time. In reality, time goes in fire fighting, leaving none or very little for change or transformation effort. In fact, the more you plan to devote time for transformation, the more you plough your head into daily issues. The time that you devote to unplanned daily issues can be equated to a cache, such as the one in your computer, except that this one is a ‘Management Cache‘.
In Lean management, there is an approach called ‘Nichijo Kanri’ that is devoted to a set of activities that aim to utilize minimum time of the manager to upkeep or retain the current performance level of processes. Thus it aims to systematically establish governance mechanisms that builds accountability across levels, vertically & horizontally, and across functions. This empowers the next line of command to take decisions at minimum risk to the organization. This approach is called as Daily Work Management System.
It stitches together a set of simple tools and techniques to put the concept into action. It takes an integrated approach. In fact, the lack of an integrated approach to daily work management is often recognized as the root cause of fire-fighting, because even a manager who is diligent, soon or later swirls into fire fighting.
Nichijo Kanri integrates role definition as defined by HR, process specification and standards as defined by process experts, individual potential and collaboration efforts. It uses tools such as Managing Points, Checking Points (MPCP), check sheets, visual management methods, gemba walks, huddles, accountability circles, kaizen, etc
Whether you are small business owner or a senior management professional in a mature corporate set-up, Daily Work Management System can revive & restart your system that clears the management cache and gives you peace of mind. It is fuel you to scale up your organization and, in fact, even fuel your own growth prospects.
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