Change the system to get better results

THERE’S one imperative lesson that I learned from politicians — “to win the game, change the rules.” It’s an old paradigm — “to win power, change the Constitution.” Fortunately, when applied to corporate management, it can be good examples of how to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, however, like a double-edged sword, it could either kill or make someone live.

So, how do we ensure maximizing out-of-the box thinking without “killing” the motivation of people? In problem-solving and decision-making, I’ve long advocated that management must take a good look at their own system to discover all the non-value things.