Systems designed with the specific objective of increasing productivity often have the opposite effect.
Almost everyone has a story about a “new system” handed down from management that promises to save time, increase revenue and provide more services, but actually caused more problems than it solved. The headlines are full of bureaucratic foul-ups in both government and the private sector, and these are only the tales that make it into the hands of journalists. Newfangled, over-arching “solutions” are the natural disasters of the corporate world: unpredictable, unavoidable and destructive. Famous examples covered on The Methodology Blog include:
Slaughter Development believes in a wholly different model for change. Instead of top-down edicts, productive innovations should come from stakeholders. Instead of short, expensive engagements between client and consultant, Slaughter Development believes in long-term partnerships. Our eventual goal is to help you to improve productivity, but to escape the paradox, we must must begin by working with employees and customers to understand needs and draw out your existing knowledge. If you are ready for a new system that does not fail, contact Slaughter Development.