Zx-Quest: Building an Excellence Framework for the Long Haul
Grit is the ability to sustain interest in an effort toward very long-term goals (Duckworth, Angela, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, New York, Scribner, 2016). People who possess this quality can persevere, but this ability does not guarantee improvement. Long-term goals are essential, but without shorter cycles of PDCA at each level of business maturity, gritty people will suffer inside a system incapable of improvement.
In this session, Dana and Steve will share the story of how to build an organization from scratch from within a Fortune 500 company. Among the practical applications you’ll explore are:
- Assessing a candidate’s “grit” before extending a job offer,
- Using a sense-making model to understand the context surrounding your problem,
- Discussing the merits of a maturity framework to support your organization’s operational excellence.
Steve Crowley Zx-Ventures: an AB InBev company
Dana Mitchell Zx-Ventures: an AB InBev company