I agree with Pamela that success with the easy fixes will breed confidence
to tackle harder issues - most of the time. When I was facilitating
employee involvement efforts with Citicorp the common problems of groups
was either 1. Trying to change the world on their first project, or 2.
Spedning 6 months on a fairly simple "slam-dunk" project that they spent
far too much time on with process issues rather than just doing it.
On Tue, 9 Jul 1996, Pamela McGillivray wrote:
> I have just read a couple of the posts about low hanging fruit, and how
> working on them doesn't really create deep and lasting change.
> Is it possible that they can be used as 'stepping stones' to the greater
> fruit higher up? By this I mean that if people are able to solve some
> 'easy' problems, they could learn some new techniques and get 'runs on the
> board', which would make them feel good about themselves, and prepare them
> to tackle the more difficult problems.
> Could this work in practice?
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