When was the last time you saw the symphony?
Before the performance begins, each musician tunes their instrument. It is a hodgepodge of disjointed noise. Then, the conductor walks to the center of the stage, raises the baton, and a beautiful melody fills the air.
Do you have a picture of the best performance you’ve been to in mind? That’s how a high-performing organization works. You know it when you see it.
Each person in the orchestra is highly skilled at playing their instrument. They each play their part and have to work together to make a beautiful piece of music. And they all want the best players in each chair. Any weak link will spoil the performance.
Does your organization look and sound like an orchestra? Do you have any weak links? What can you do to strengthen your organization now?