Different parts of your organisation no longer seem to be pulling in the same direction. Every one seems worn out and tired from the politics of working together. There’s no common corporate focus anymore. We have become less than the sum of parts.
Common catch phrase: “No one appreciates what we do in this department”.
The good old days were when we were at the top of our game. If only we could recapture what we had back then, when we achieved great things. The future looks a little scary and we seem to be moving backwards.
Common catch phrase: “Things were some much easier/better when so-and-so was around!”.
We have a great bunch of people. There is lots of vision and some amazing innovative ideas, but why can’t we seem to finish any projects. We never quite get where we’re trying to get. We have so much passion but seldom anything to celebrate. We have loads of exciting meetings, but where are the results to go with them?
Common catch phrase: “Let’s get together and brainstorm ideas!”
We have procedures for a reason and everyone is great at following them, but why aren’t we getting great results. No one seems to take any initiative any more. Innovation is almost none existent and creativity has dried up.
Common catch phrase: “That’s just the way we do it round here!”
We have so much to do. Everyone is totally stacked, but we never seem to get any closer to our goal. It just feels like we’re treading water. It’s like painting the forth bridge, as soon as we’ve finished last month’s work load we have start all over again.
Common catch phrase: “It’ll quieten down in few months!”
“It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.”