Smith School of Business at Queen's University
Day One: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Organizations create impressive strategies but fail too often in their attempts to get results. This session tells the story of how a division of CanadaLife leveraged Queen’s proprietary Sustainable Execution Diagnostic Assessment (SEDA) to dig deeper into specific execution barriers that were too often overlooked and needed to be addressed. At the core of SEDA is the novel concept of ‘drag’ – a competing force to execution that quantifies the degree to which execution barriers are causing valuable organizational resources are being misdirected and wasted. CanadaLife will explain how using this assessment helped them realize that despite investments in managing aspects of culture and engagement, they were not harnessing the collective intelligence and energy in their people. They will also share how specific barriers can be used to anchor a common language that associates execution to change and create urgency throughout the organization for improvement.