Urgency drives the organizational agenda, but is it driving your project or initiative?

The level of urgency matters, but so too does the nature of urgency.  For example is it a frenetic urgency driven by a burning platform, or real urgency fuelled by passion or purpose?

Use the insights, checklists and tools on this page to explore the level of Urgency for your initiative.

Urgency: Has Your Project/Initiative Got Too Much or Too Little?

Some projects and initiatives are ruled by a stopwatch, others are run by an hourglass.  Getting the balance right between the two is key to achieving and sustaining high levels of performance. Yet our benchmarking data suggests that there is either too much, or too little; urgency in as many as two out of 3 of project teams.

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Use the panel on the ‘project chassis’ one pager to explore the level of urgency around the initiative?

  • What is the burning platform for this initiative?
  • What if the project did not proceed or was delayed?
  • How does the approach accelerate the time to results?
  • How to appease those who think it’s not fast enough?

Executives often complain about the amount of time spend on low value work. At your next project meeting ask people what % of their time they are spending in quadrant 3 and 4. You may be surprised at the answer.

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