Clarify organizational drivers (i.e. what’s happening and what’s needed in relation to the organization), and respond as required.
Responses to organizational drivers include:
- direct action (operations)
- organizing how work will be done
- making governance decisions
The response to an organizational driver is typically treated as an experiment that is evaluated and evolved over time.
Qualify Drivers as Organizational Drivers
A driver is a person’s or a group’s motive for responding to a specific situation. A driver is considered an organizational driver if responding to it would help the organization generate value, eliminate waste or avoid unintended consequences.
A simple way to qualify whether or not a driver falls within an organization’s domain is by checking:
Would it help the organization if we respond to this driver? Or would it lead to unintended consequences if we don’t?