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

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Planning a Work-Out

WHETHER YOU’RE BUILDING a house or organizing a Work-Out session, you need good plans. Architects say that good design has function and form that work together and please the eye. Work-Out plans should do just that. Their function—to make business improvements quickly—and their form—participatory and active— work together to engage everyone who takes part, and foster both organizational and personal growth. At the end of the Town Meeting, participants should feel proud of what they’ve done.

Once you decide to go ahead with Work-Out, you have three design challenges to address before the session opens:

 

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