See things clearly
Chateau Margaux 1983 is one of the many things I love about France.
My wife lived in France for a while so I’ve picked up her appreciation of the culture, food and language.
The French have a great way with language; they seem to find a way to say in a word that which takes a sentence in English. “Impasse” is one. I hate that word. I get a constant feeling of déjà vu (see what I mean) every time I hear it. It reminds me of a million meetings I was involved in when I worked in various big companies.
“Impasse” tended to occur when technical people and non-technical people got together and tried to make sense of stuff that wasn’t their responsibility or skill set, in a way they could understand on their own terms.
Invariably, explanations tended to be based on presumptions of prior knowledge; lack of understanding deepened; stereotypes strengthened and frustrations grew. Decision making was difficult and at times it felt we were all taking a different language.
Impasse led to compromise to achieve a way forward. Was it the best way forward? I don’t know - none of us had a genuine shared understanding. Not many of us would have bet on the agreed outcome being even the 2nd best way forward.
But that’s not exclusive to techies and non-techies.
Sales don’t like marketing because they live in ivory towers; field offices think head offices don’t understand the coal-face; production doesn’t understand why sales keep getting forecasts wrong.
Breaking down these silos is one of the great challenges of modern business, and depending on your angle there are countless individuals and organisations out there who’ll tell you their way is best.
At OBASHI we’re no Myers - Briggs but we do believe that most people can make better decisions when they have all of the facts in front of them: the big picture.
It seems like common sense to us.
If you’ve got more clarity, it will improve your understanding of the situation. You’ll be able to make better decisions which means you’ll get the right things done, quicker.
OBASHI is a way of thinking that we know will help you design, optimise and monitor your business better. We also know that thinking is not enough - it’s delivery that makes the difference.
OBASHI is much more than a methodology - it is also an easy to use practical tool to help you make that difference.
Try our software here and see what you can achieve with it.
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