The instructor discusses harnessing the power of systems in this video.
- The first element of the result formula, are systems, but what are they? Systems may sound like a corporate buzz word, but they have a very powerful purpose. You may know systems as a process, flow chart, diagram, or a check list. In the end, a system is just a procedure for getting an intended result. Think of systems like a cookbook, or a manual to build a piece of furniture. All of us are surrounded by systems. We follow traffic rules, we wait in line at the grocery store, and we even go to bed at a certain time according to a system.
Systems are sometimes easier to identify at the organizational level. When you grab something to eat at a fast food restaurant, the people preparing your food follow a system that helps them create a consistent sandwich for you every single time. They may even have a system for how they greet you and take your order. Most of us instinctively understand the value of a system, because as human beings, we are walking systems. Our bodies are highly calibrated machines, made of parts that interact with other parts.
From our brain to our liver, from our heart to our bones. Systems are critical for our survival, and they are critical for your ability to get the results you want. No matter what they are. Without a system, we're just guessing, and making things up as we go along. We must have, not just any system, but a proven system to follow. This means that to deliver results, you'll want to take some time researching a proven system that you can follow.
And if you can't find the system you're looking for, create a first draft, and refine it over time.
- Recall the three elements that comprise the Result Hour equation.
- Identify three examples of a system and explain how they could help someone achieve results.
- Explain why having someone hold you accountable helps you stay focused on results.
- Compare visions and actions and how they relate to each other.
- Recognize why it's important that your direct reports also understand the S+A+M = Result formula.