From strategy (via Ted Eytan, MD):
We don’t advocate abandoning an intense focus on operations and their improvement. But we do advocate planning strategy, not just describing it as important. The senior management team needs to have regular, probably monthly, meetings that focus only on strategy. We describe in the book the different roles, frequencies, participants, and agendas for operational review meetings and strategy review meetings.
From startegy (via TP Wire Service):
When faced with a blank sheet of paper, we tend to spend too much time engaged in discussions about strategy, otherwise known as “strategery”, and too little time learning by doing. In this context, talking a lot about what to do and why is inappropriate because we don’t know enough about context and constraints. When you’re getting out in to the world and starting things, guiding evidence has a way of surfacing in a way which doesn’t happen within the cloistered confines of meeting rooms.
Interesting. Less talk, more action.
Principle #30: Health care, for far too long, has employed strategy alone. In an industry in much need of positive change, it is time for health care organizations to widely embrace startegy, too. Learn by doing. We’ll pioneer the effort at our own system.