Holding ACEs – A Practical Model for Jump Starting New Product Teams
Holding ACEs AN ACCOUNTABILITY FRAMEWORK TO HELP YOU DELIVER THE NEW Andrew Marshall [Drew] PrincipalPrimed Associates, LLC
INNOVATION MEANSINTRODUCING CHANGE INTO INHERENTLY STABLE SYSTEMS
INNOVATION REQUIRES A PERSISTENT FOCUS ON VALUE CREATION
OBJECTIVES• Share some thought starters on the challenges of managing accountabilities in innovation• Explore the value of trust in productive relationships and how to build it• Understanding the power of social networks• Identify the keys to motivation• Review goal‐based accountability• Consider ACEs™
DOING SOMETHING NEW?You must: • elevate the level of trust within the team or organization, • make your expectations visible,• tie commitments to those expectations, • share the responsibility to hold each other accountable. How do we get there from here?
WHAT DO ACE’s REPRESENT?• The foundation of all effective ACE transactions is the establishment and maintenance of trust. • The sum of all ACEs ‘held’ by two people, a group or multiple groups is a measure of their: – intent (what are we trying to achieve?), – focus (who is doing what?), – productivity (what are we achieving?) and, – capacity (what else might we achieve?).
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