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Organizational Monsters, Process
Organizational Monsters > Process

Wing It

Wing It

Characteristics

  • Can’t think ahead about how to organize the activities required to achieve a desired goal in a useful way
  • Doesn’t support or conduct detailed planning efforts
  • Using planning as a tool is challenging because of a lack of support, infrastructure, systems and cultural norms

Habitat

Planning

Food Source

Anywhere people are ‘making it up as they go’

Fun Fact

Wing It is a card carrying member of the Fabio International Fan Club

Tips for Control

Traditional project life cycles are a helpful tool – unless your work is collaborative. That’s why we created the Planosaurus Collaborative Life Cycle. Planosaurus helps organizations improve project planning from strategy to evaluation by helping groups better conceptualize complex collaborative processes. That way, you don’t end up in a Circle of Strife.

Circle of Strife

Circle of Strife

Characteristics

  • Can’t visualize and articulate the planning process from beginning to end
  • Doesn’t choose to see their part outside its larger context
  • Comprehensive long-term planning is not supported by necessary systems and culture

Habitat

Life Cycle

Food Source

Lack of process in place for planning from start to finish

Fun Fact

Circle of Strife hopes to open a bed and breakfast in Vermont one day for monsters, villains and disgraced politicians

Tips for Control

Effective collaboration requires planning not just for the work but how the relationships will survive the sharing of authority, information, and resources. Planosaurus helps organizations use planning to solve both these organizational management issues as well as strategic and project management challenges. After all, you can only Wing It for so long before a lack of planning becomes a problem.



Organizational Monsters often invite their friends so where there is one…Here are the signs that Organizational Monsters are destroying your collaborative productivity.

Black Hole

Boards, committees and teams who are neither efficient nor effective

Meetapalooza

Bad meetings or a culture that generates many unproductive meetings

Loop

Information that never gets to the right people the right way at the right time

X-Lack

Lack of sustainable support on initiatives from leadership

Dis Respect

Apathy or an unhealthy sense of competition

Whatever

People not liable for their undesirable behavior

Creep

Managers lack control over the vision and/or process

Quicksand

Potential problems are not seen or blatantly ignored

Wasteful

Status of progress is unknown

Left & Write

Thoughtless consumption of resources

Wing It

Lack of process in place for planning from start to finish

Circle of Strife

Anywhere people are ‘making it up as they go’



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