This is a short and simple post that merely shares a most excellent quote that I have on my wall – it says so much to me:
“To break down silos and look at work cross-functionally, an organization has to confront how it approaches incentives, bonuses, performance reviews, and the like.
Without a senior leader in place who understands the nature of flow and likely has experienced the benefits of holistic work systems, middle managers’ hands are tied.
Without a clear vision from the top, the most motivated middle manager who “gets it” can do very little to experiment with cells.
So here we are again – back to leadership. Instead of junior-level people getting black belts, green belts, and yellow polka-dot belts, leaders have to learn about these principles. We have a long way to go.” (Karen Martin)