Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. They tend to approach problems and practices in predictable ways. This revolutionary book argues that such ingrained habits, which often masquerade as efficient procedures, actually obstruct true growth. It's not easy to unblock "stalled" thinking - we resist at every turn - but the payoff is immense. Forget 100 percent improvement; the achievable goal is accelerated, breakthrough, 2,000 percent progress.
The 2,000 Percent Solution introduces "stallbusting," a process that shows how to recognize typical stalls and overcome them. It helps readers understand how companies habitually "think small" in order to feel comfortable and in control. However, only by learning to break certain patterns can we make great leaps forward, solve seemingly impossible problems, and arrive at the future.
Through unorthodox examples ranging from the Titanic to Leonardo da Vinci's bicycle, The 2,000 Percent Solution excavates our knee-jerk reactions, or stalls, and gets readers on the road to sustainable change. It examines such ubiquitous dodges as the Psychology-of-Disbelief Stall, the Tradition Stall, and the Bureaucratic Stall from the stallbusters' point of attack.
Packed with specific advice on performance management, process improvement, profit measurement, and best practices, it's an outside-the-box guide to removing the blinders at every level of business.