9Stucks is a business diagnostic tool that identifies nine distinct yet interrelated business challenges that cause a company to underperform and restrict innovation. The 9Stucks are patterns…recurring conditions I’ve seen and experienced fixing stuck businesses for the last 20+ years. These 9Stucks are real, not theoretical.
One reader of the 9Stucks blog said to me: “I may be stating the obvious, but when I think about your 9Stucks, I think about PEOPLE. Don’t the people in a company have a big impact on creating, causing or maintaining all of the stucks?”
Hmm, good catch…
People are the driving force behind the 9Stucks.
They are the actors and actresses who have leading and supporting roles in an organization’s stuck performance, a performance that can carry the same degree of drama as any stage play.
Introducing the Stuck Cast.
Where can you find the members of the Stuck Cast in your company? Do they slink and slither about, hide in cubes, lurk around the kitchen area, or are they right there in front of you? Or are they…you?
The members of the Stuck Cast are not diabolical. They are not co-conspirators (well, maybe some are…). They are not sitting around your conference room table reviewing a script entitled: “30 Sure Fire Techniques That Will Make Our Company Stuck”.
They don’t need to prepare for their roles because these players are out and about just doing what they do every day:
- causing or creating the stucks
- enabling the stucks
- maintaining the stucks
- being clueless about the stucks
- fixing the stucks
Do you recognize any of the following cast members? [Read more…]