Creating an Operating Rhythm

What are the critical meetings, communications and feedback systems that keep your contracting business running like clockwork?

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Leadership Tools: Operating Rhythm and Cadence of Accountability.

How do those Operating Rhythms at various levels; within different functional areas; in different geographic locations; and at different job sites interlock with each other effectively?  

Retired General Stanley McChrystal and his team talk about these Operating Rhythms in their books Team of Teams and One Mission

The team at FranklinCovey talks about Operating Rhythm as a Cadence of Accountability in The 4 Disciplines of Execution.

For a contractor to grow sustainably they need to move from “Doing Things” and ad-hoc communications into effectively integrated Operating Rhythms.  

When these changes don’t occur it causes stress on the organization and impacts profitability.  




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