You’re familiar with ‘best practices,’ the exercise where you identify your most effective and efficient practices and then extend them throughout your organization.
So why not take the next step and clear your plate of the practices that are ineffective and inefficient? Why not start a ‘worst practices’ initiative? Identify your worst practices and then banish them from your organization.
How? Take a look at your meetings, processes, reports and tasks. Ask your people to identify which of these add little-or-no value or are inefficient in that they are a significant waste of resources and/or energy. Could some be eliminated or streamlined? Scaled back or done less frequently? Redesigned or replaced?
Time is a precious resource in every organization in every industry and sector. Clearing your plate of worst practices can create space to take on best practices.