In Praise of the Battle Rhythm

Introduction A few weeks ago a small group of leaders in my directorate approached me asking to change the meeting schedule. Some of their employees had been concerned about the amount of time that they spend in meetings, a concern of us all, and had devised a way to improve the situation. I heard them… Read More In Praise of the Battle Rhythm

Using the Military Decision Making Process in Civilian Organizations

The vocabulary of the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) is not typical for civilian organizations, but the concepts are germane.  Translating MDMP into health care can be very useful for process improvement. Mission receipt – The commander provides the mission to his or her command. In a civilian setting, this would be the leader at… Read More Using the Military Decision Making Process in Civilian Organizations