I've listened to the O3 podcasts and I starting to think this will help me. Here is my concern. I've been the manager of this group for about 2 years now. The practice before I joined was to have monthly O3s. Unfortunately, there was no structure and noone told me why we do it. I started meeting once a month with my group because the predecessor had done them.

Now, here is the issue. I've not kept them going with everyone and have not made it a priority. So, how do I get past this and start?

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Just do it. If you haven't done them in the past - why would that control your ability to do them in the future. Just tell your folks that you've had the opportunity to think about this in a new light and you're going to not just restart them, but your're going to restart them even more frequently.

Does that mean you made a mistake in the past? Not really, you just know better now....


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Brian is absolutely right ... just do it. For every practice we've spoken of, there are a HUNDRED excuses not to practice them ... of course, management effectiveness is not one of them. Choose effectiveness over personal comfort ... in no more than 3 weeks, you'll kick yourself for delaying even a single day.

Start them NOW -- and then keep doing them.


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I was in your situation, but bit the bullet and started 03s two weeks ago. Yes the first few have been a bit weird and yes, I've got a lot to learn about making them work, but already I don't know how we ever "managed" without them.

Nike could be onto something - Just Do It.

Eric Napper

Alphaman's picture

Just to update everyone. O3 work and the just do it advice was right on target. My folks appreciate the time and it really helps me be more effective.

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Outstanding. Congratulations for overcoming your discomfort and starting them again. That, as you already know, is where you grow. Congrats again.