It’s a Faulty Theory: TTOTSB
I noticed a request from someone in one of my SM networks the other day asking for “the single thing that made someone successful.”
Single Thing = Single Bullet = Silver Bullet.
Where the Single/Silver Bullet single-handedly – resolves your issue – problem or opportunity.
IMO this perpetuates TTOTSB kind of thinking. And it certainly ignores a more Systems Thinking mindset. And therefore it is a red herring.
1. a dried smoked herring, which is turned red by the smoke.
2. something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting.
It actually takes more than a Single Bullet, Silver or otherwise. IMO.
And … it’s always situational.
First – What is Performance?
The ability to produce outputs to expectations.
Who Says So?
Not only “The Customer.”
Here is my preferred template for documentation.
Then Determine The Gaps in Process and the Enablers
Framework for Looking at a Function/ Department/ Team
Framework for Looking at an Organization
And then use the graphic above.
The EPPI Big Picture of Process Performance
Side 1 of 2.
The Devil Is In The Details
Side 2 of 2.
Have more than one Tool, such as a Hammer in your toolkit.
Not all problems are nails.
And … As Always…
Adopt what you can and Adapt the rest.
It’s simply more complicated than a Single Silver Bullet. IMO.
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