Good People. Bad System.


Good people, bad system

So often the problem is in the system, not in the people. If you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow. As people really learn to think Win/Win, they can set up the systems to create and reinforce it. They can transform unnecessarily competitive situations to cooperative ones and can powerfully impact their effectiveness by building both P (production) and PC (production capacity.) In business, executives can align their systems to create teams of highly productive people working together to compete against external standards of performance. – excerpted from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey