Lean and Mean – a poem on performance and competition

Teams need to “cross the desert” and get to the Mine where they can find the Gold.

This is the metaphor of The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine and also a pretty good organizational improvement metaphor.

And there are often thin resources as well as decisions to make to optimize results. Competition also plays a role in messing things up and sub-optimizing results…

So, I came up with this little ditty:

LD Desert Scene Lean and Mean poem

Issues of competition often serve to decrease the possibilities of teams to perform at high levels. Scarce resources and limited information are often issues that limit potential, yet they do not limit teamwork. What we need is continuous continuous improvement of teamwork, communications, planning and communications.

My goal in using these tools is to generate awareness and communications about existing issues and opportunities among teams and within organizations.

For the FUN of It!

Scott Simmerman, Expedition Leader for Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine Team Building Exercise

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.

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