Transform the Management System by Experimenting, Iterating and Adopting Standard Work
Posted on January 19, 2016 Comments (0)
In this short video, Dr. John Toussaint describes how ThedaCare applied leadership standard work to create a successful management transformation. The changes to the management system were tested by applying standard work for all positions in 2 parts of the organization (including all senior management positions) and learning and adapting and then spreading the new methods to the rest of the organization.
Changes to the management system require the same testing and piloting of changes on a small scale as other process changes. Experiment by going an inch wide and a mile deep, iterate over PDSA cycles, and once we have a solution that works adopt it widely (the A in PDSA).
Related: Systemic Workplace Experiments – Transforming a Management System, A Case Study From the Madison Wisconsin Police Department – Transformation and Redesign at the White House Communications Agency – Culture Change Requires That Leaders Change Their Behavior – Standard Work Instructions – How To Create a Continual Improvement Culture