Organizational Entropy- Second Law (Part 1)
In this Episode of REPSradio.com, Tim Autrey uses the Second Law of Thermodynamics to provide understanding and awareness of the natural downward pull on performance within the ‘system’ of an organization. He defines and details “drift” and “accumulation”, and how these combine with human nature, making organizations susceptible to the force of behavioral gravity known as Organizational Entropy.
The First Law of Organizational Thermodynamics
Tim Autrey unveils the First Law of Organizational Thermodynamics:
Energy is continuously being created or destroyed
While Newton’s First Law absolutely applies to natural physics, it holds about as much water as a kitchen strainer when it comes to human behavior and human performance.
The First Law of Organizational Thermodynamics reveals opportunity for exponential improvement within organizations when understood and applied.
LEADERSHIP: Begging for Forgiveness
In this Episode, Tim Autrey tells the story of a counter-intuitive approach to actually making things happen. He uses stories from his past to illustrate how stepping WAY outside the box put him into positions where he would potentially need to beg for forgiveness. However, he never had to. And the results were amazing. When you do the right things for the right reasons…[essentially] everything and everyone conspires to help.
IMPLEMENTATION: The Pathway™ to Sustainable Performance Improvement
In this episode of REPSradio.com, Tim Autrey tells the story of how The Pathway™ to next-generation performance improvement revealed itself through nearly 13 years of helping organizations around the globe improve performance.
Tim Autrey calls it like it is- you are a victim of only one person on the planet- the one staring back at you in the mirror. Recognizing this, and then OWNING your thoughts, beliefs, actions, behaviors, and outcomes, is your first step to achieving extraordinary influence and performance.
In this Episode of REPSradio.com, Tim Autrey takes on a perennial workplace challenge- conflicting policies, procedures, instructions, and power struggles, which put workers in an almost impossible situation.
He uses a recent PPI Culture Profile, as well as a personal experience at the Toronto Airport to make his point. He then offers simple solutions to this dilemma- two of which can be implemented immediately (and at essentially no cost). He also provides a solution to the much bigger underlying issue.
Accidents occur in an instant. After the fact, all involved would love to have a “do-over”. In this episode of REPSradio.com, Tim Autrey tells a personal story of the near-drowning of his granddaughter, Adrianna.
He then relates good fortune to luck, to miracles, and how performance improvement professionals (whether calling it “HPI”, “HPT”, or “HRO”) share a common bond. – a focus on human performance to improve safety, save lives, and prevent catastrophe.
Traditional observation & coaching will NEVER produce desired results. Why?
Because most approaches in use are governed by “general” laws. The elements underlying choices and behaviors follow a completely different set of rules.
In this episode of REPSradio.com, Tim Autrey uses the works of Albert Einstein and Max Planck to identify why most existing observation & coaching simply do NOT work. He then reveals 12 simple Vital Behaviors for use in practical application.
In this episode, Tim Autrey uses a story from his childhood to reveal a powerful alternative to reacting solely to actions taken when things don’t go well. He demonstrates how focus upon the WAY something is done, combined with the underlying attitude or mindset with which it is done, provides a leveraged opportunity to help forge new context and new connections. New connections lead to new choices. New choices lead to new and sustainable behaviors.
Efforts to improve performance are often ineffective, generating wasted (and expensive) efforts due to two epidemic conditions: Analoculitis and Rear View Mirror Syndrome (RVMS).
In this Episode, Tim Autrey uses the current state of preventable medical error in the US as an example of the consequences of these diseases. He then offers a simple, tangible, and sustainable CURE.
Achieving and sustaining exceptional Human Performance CAN be fast, simple, and easy. Unfortunately, many continue to make it complicated and ridiculous.
Likely to jostle the bones of many “experts”, Tim Autrey takes on the ‘status quo’ in this Episode of REPSradio.com, diving straight to the CORE of Performance Improvement.
He offers leadership and practitioner alike a simple, tangible, and profoundly powerful first step for unleashing the positive power of human nature.
Are you continuing to waste energy and resources in your performance improvement efforts? Are your efforts lacking in sustainability and/or ROI? If so, it’s likely due to misplaced focus. Current terminology and ongoing perspectives continue to confuse well-intended leaders and practitioners.
In this Episode, Tim Autrey removes the chaff, cutting straight to the CORE of any effort to improve performance. He then dives to the Core of the Core, honing in on the key element of HOW to leverage Human Performance as the locus of all performance improvement.