Motivating the elephant in us

Every one of us have an elephant in us, big and strong that makes it difficult for us to change for the better. This is true in spite of us knowing the benefits coming from the change. A deeply inspiring book by researchers Chip & Dan Heath titled “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” talks about the challenges with any change and they suggest various steps of how to make it happen. They break the problem down into three interconnected steps.

The rider, elephant and the path
  • Motivate the elephant
  • Shape the path
Push Scheduling with people, always results in uncontrolled wastes
  • Tasks are sequenced in the right order
  • Tasks are sound and can be executed without any hurdles — constraint free
Do. Or do not. There is no try! Valid commitments are most essential to construct as planned
LEAN PlanDo chart showing Weekly PPC V/S Number of weekly tasks — good indicator for the reliability of the plan & validity of the commitments

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