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There are obstacles getting in the way of projects and progress. Obstacles on the job site. Obstacles in our offices, and workplace. Obstacles are those things (old processes, equipment, software, procedures, routines, traditions) that will delay and disrupt the workflow. Obstacles waste time, energy, and resources.
But obstacles are interesting beasts. They like to remain unspoken, unidentified, or undisturbed.
Obstacles like to mask themselves as something else.
Obstacles like to pretend they are just petty offensives.
Obstacles like to create divisions between us.
Obstacles will do almost anything to remain in place instead of being addressed and removed.
What if we took a different approach?
We could become Obstacle Hunters.
A collective agreement to stand together (side by side) to notice, track down, and find obstacles. A collective agreement with the freedom to bring up any obstacles that may disrupt or delay your daily progress. A collective agreement that each member of the team should be an Obstacle Hunter (even if the obstacle was created by leadership). A collective agreement that obstacles are hurting our progress and ability to deliver and there is no fear, offense, or worry when we bring obstacles forward.
What are you waiting for? You and your team face these obstacles every day. These obstacles will want to remain hidden from view and out of focus. It is time to start hunting these obstacles down and get them out of the way of your progress and team satisfaction.
Let’s go hunting today. Watch out obstacles, we are coming for you.