Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The Bus - Getting the right people on it.

Getting the right people, is more important than having the right vision.

Does this sound familiar?

"Most companies build their bureaucratic rules to manage the small percentage of wrong people on the bus, which in turn drives away the right people on the bus, which increases the need for more bureaucracy to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline, which then further drives the right people away...."

Jim Collins, Good to Great, 2001
According to Collins research, he states that great companies do not prioritise a vision or strategy they focus on getting the right people on the bus. Collins refers to this as "first who, then what".

Getting the right team plays a much bigger role that is often credited and yet on the sports field the subject of team selection occupies a huge amount of time.

As Tom Peters says:

"good execution beats a great strategy any day"

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