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How to Achieve Results

For almost everything people do, they're looking for results. But how are they obtained?


  • Step 1: Choose a course of action Choose a course of action that directly leads toward some desired result. Don't make change decisions just to stay in keeping with workplace philosophy.
  • Step 2: Maintain an attitude of impatience Break up a huge, overwhelming task into several, small, manageable tasks. That way, you can see results immediately, even though the process may require a long-term commitment.
  • Step 3: Get help Get help from other staff experts and consultants. Make sure they don't try to indoctrinate employees with mystical change activity jargon.
  • Step 4: Let others see the results Give management and employees in your business an opportunity to see for themselves that the adopted approach is leading to the desired results.
  • TIP: Don't expect anyone to accept everything by faith.
  • Step 5: Be wary of initial large investments Be wary of initial large investments. Results-oriented change can usually start with little financial investment. And then pay off big!
  • FACT: Japanese author and quality pioneer Takashi Osada once said, "If the process is right, the results will take care of themselves."

You Will Need

  • Course of action
  • Impatience
  • Help
  • Small investment

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