Provocative Idea from the HBR: Go Slow and Go Fast for Planning

by | Nov 16, 2015 | Insights

Harvard Business ReviewWith planning season upon us, it’s time to plant the seeds for the next big idea. In the world of transformation, there is a way to go slow and fast at the same time to achieve the desired lasting outcomes.

We came across this concept of go slow and fast – “Design for Action” – in the September issue of Harvard Business Review, which brings to mind three key thoughts:

1. “If a (leader) simply imposed his own ideas, buy-in would depend largely on authority – not a context conducive to social transformation.”

2. “Understand the “participative approach to strategy making.”

3. “The answer is iterative interaction with the decision maker.”

You’ll want to click on this link to read the “Design for Action” article.  Save it for the weekend because it’s that good and deserves the time.

Go slow and fast. And let me know what you think.

 

Tracy Benson

Tracy Benson

Tracy Benson, Founder and CEO, On the Same Page, LLC, provides executive coaching to senior leaders and their teams in Fortune 500 companies across industries, including: healthcare, pharma, energy, technology, consumer goods, manufacturing, hospitality, defense and financial.

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