Organizational Physics 101: The Formula for Success & Happiness

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An organization is a system. To survive and thrive, it must keep internal entropy low and get new energy from the surrounding environment. The lower the entropy and the higher the integration, the greater the probability of success.

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  • Organizational Physics 101: The Formula for Success & Happiness

    1. 1. Lex Sisney | Organizational Physics lex@organizationalphysics.com @lexsisney Organizational Physics 101: Success & Happiness Systems Thinking for Breakthrough Business Performance
    2. 2. 4 Big Questions 1. Success: How do we drive success and have greater satisfaction? 2. Management: How do we build and manage powerhouse teams? 3. Strategy: What should we do next and why? 4. Execution: How do we do it quickly? www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    3. 3. Framework Real-world experience Management theory Physics www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    4. 4. Gravity. It’s not just a good idea. It’s the law.
    5. 5. Approach Collaborative Top-down Systems thinking www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    6. 6. Outcomes • Founder’s Trap • Incomplete priorities • Amnesia • Internal friction • Sales, no profits • The B/C Team • Founder’s Freedom • Committed strategy • Compelling story • Fast execution • Sales with profits $$ • The A Team From… To… www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    7. 7. Get started… www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    8. 8. How to drive success and satisfaction www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    9. 9. 2 – 3% Are High Achievers 2 – 3%2 – 3% 95%
    10. 10. .2 - .3% Are Happy High Achievers 2 – 3%2 – 3% 95% 10% HAPPY
    11. 11. A Systems Perspective
    12. 12. Systems and the Laws of Thermodynamics 1. Conservation The potential amount of energy is fixed. 2. Entropy Everything falls apart over time. www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    13. 13. Success = [ –––––––––– ] Integration Entropy www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    14. 14. Success = [ –––––––––– ] Integration Entropy Opportunities Capabilities www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    15. 15. Opportunities & Capabilities Capability Opportunity GrowingShrinking Unique Generic www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    16. 16. Success = [ –––––––––– ] Integration Entropy Indicates the amount of energy required to maintain the system and get work done Opportunities Capabilities www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    17. 17. Success = [ –––––––––– ] Integration Entropy Then, if any remains, here Available energy first flows here www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    18. 18. [Integration Entropy ] www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    19. 19. [Integration Entropy ] www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    20. 20. [Integration Entropy ] www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    21. 21. [Integration Entropy ] www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    22. 22. [Integration Entropy ] www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    23. 23. Success = [ –––––––––– ] ? 50 100 Arbitrary Points of Energy… www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    24. 24. Success = [ –––––––––– ] 50 50 100 Arbitrary Points of Energy… Warning! www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    25. 25. Success = [ –––––––––– ] ? 25 100 Arbitrary Points of Energy… www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    26. 26. Success = [ –––––––––– ] 75 25 100 Arbitrary Points of Energy… Awesome! www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    27. 27. Happiness= [ –––––––––– ] Integration Entropy www.OrganizationalPhysics.com
    28. 28. Successful and Happy 2 – 3%2 – 3% 95% 10% HAPPY
    29. 29. Learn more: www.OrganizationalPhysics.com

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