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Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Leading Change: A Third Edition by Arielle Sullivan, Roland L. Sullivan, Jacqueline M. Stavros, William J. Rothwell

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THE STRATEGIC FITNESS PROCESS

The strategic fitness process (SFP) is a structured process that fosters an honest, collective (organization-wide), and public conversation about the effectiveness of the organization (Beer & Eisenstat, 2004). That conversation enables the senior team to conduct a diagnosis of the structural, cultural, and leadership factors that are causing ineffectiveness and enables them to change how the enterprise is organized and managed.
SFP is designed to enable an honest conversation between the senior team and approximately one hundred key people in the organization through a Fitness Task Force of eight key people who are one to two levels below the senior team. Senior teams are instructed to select outstanding performers ...

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