We work with a lot of contractors and rarely see truly bad ideas or teams that truly can’t execute.
The more common problem is usually management resource constraints; especially at the critical executive leadership level. When a new idea (or problem) comes up the best management talent can see both the mountain top, the mountain and the path to success very clearly.
Moving from a new idea into a sustainable system managed mostly by others is the challenge. Make sure you prioritize management time effectively on the initiatives that will have the biggest impact.
- Allocate enough time for truly developing the concept ensuring that the team that will be start-up and long-term management are fully in alignment. This ALWAYS takes longer than expected.
- Allocate 2-4X that much time for heavily managing the PDCA cycle in the first 3-6 months spending a lot more time Planning, Checking and Adjusting than Doing. This will ensure smooth scaling and easier routine management.