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The GE Work-Out by Ron Ashkenas, Steve Kerr, David Ulrich

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How to Lead a Fast, Simple Work-Out— When You’ve Never Done It Before

AS WITH ANY change process, the best way to understand Work-Out is to dive in and do it, rather than just talk about it. You can introduce Work-Out to your organization in just a few hours by having an established work group tackle a relatively simple problem, generate ideas for solving it, and immediately present the ideas to a senior leader for a go/no-go decision. When you strip Work-Out down to its barest essentials, it still works—and it becomes its own best advertisement.

One exercise that has proved useful in a fast, simple Work-Out is called “Wasteful Work Practices” ...

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