The idea that everyone is vital to the problem

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the idea that everyone is vital to the problem solving process and that they are all learning together and learning from each other. Further it is paramount that leaders maintain a system of
checks and balance that would give guidance to employees when dealing with certain issues. Also organizations should promote a work environment of collaboration between leaders and followers. This case study definitely taught me the importance of looking at all system components to identify the root cause of performance and system productivity issues. It reinforces that “the parts of the whole fit together” and whatever affects one part of the system will ultimately affect the other parts over time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! References: Campbell, D., & Lu, R. (2012). Affinity Plus: Priorities and performance pressures[Case study].HBS Case 9-112-095. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School. Retrieved from 74d901b01720 Catmull, E. (2008). How Pixar fosters collective creativity. Harvard Business Review, 86,64-72 Randell Orner WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER Hi Mr. Orner, I’m in agreement with what you said. I do not believe employees should only “follow the book”. Doing such is safe and keeps the employee from getting into trouble but it’s not always helpful. In addition if employees always “follow the book” then it means that they are not “thinking outside the box”. Therefore, they are not exercising creative thinking which leads
to innovations. I believe that leader should challenge and empower their team members more to think outside the box (Catmull, 2008). To do this they can consider creating a creative climate in the work place especially in areas of idea support and trust and openness. Idea support means that superiors and peers pay attention to ideas and suggestions, listen to each other, encourage new initiatives and also create ways to test new ideas. Further leaders must ensure that there is a level of emotional safety in work relationhips in addition to making employees feel comfortable and encouraged to help each other. Persons must not be afraid to show unfinished work and step out of their comfort zone (Catmull, 2008, p.1). Not always “following the book” also helps build a tolerance to uncertainty. I believe that many organizations “follow the book” because they don’t want to take risks which will minimize mistakes. However organizations need to be more like Pixar who “ did not focus on preventing risk but rather on building the capacity to recover when failure occurs” (Catmull, 2008, p.3). Catmull, E. (2008). How Pixar fosters collective creativity. Harvard Business Review, 86 (9), 64- 72. Retrieved from 3366 Randell Orner WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER RE: Week 3 Discussion COLLAPSE How is the MOE model different (better / worst) when compared to the PPP Model (people, process, products)?

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