Do you know that on average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonald’s BigMac bun, which seems to be pretty reasonable on the surface.
But the reason why this is a problem is because the human body can’t digest sesame seeds. The body struggles and struggles, investing significant amount of energy, but keeps losing.
And this is what’s happening to many IT companies’ business development departments.
Management keeps demanding excellence and peak performance, but excellence and peak performance are missing from the department’s cultural DNA.
The reality is that when you merely demand excellence from others, you’re unlikely to get it. After all, it’s just a demand, like ordering your goldfish to ride a bicycle.
But when you immerse merely good people in a culture of excellence, those people will “drown” in excellence and become the reflection of their environments. You don’t manipulate the person but the environment and the culture.
So, what is the problem?
This is exactly what we discuss this month’s brain-explodingly conspicuous episode of Tomicide Solutions, entitled, “Human Resources Management Confusion: Demanding Excellence Vs. Creating A Culture Of Excellence”.