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Organization Management Rhythm (part 8): Products Produced

This article is part 8 of a series of articles on Organization Management Rhythm.

The products produced by the Organization Management Rhythm Manager will consist of a product that uses swimlanes to show the process flow of information and of the meetings in regard to how they impact the decision making process. It can be arranged horizontally or vertically to display based by staff section or by function. This aids the staff in showing how what they do, the information they consume, and what they produce affects the other sections, products, or meetings. It is a quick visual way to show these products.

Organization Management Rhythm can be shown in multiple ways. An excel document that shows the business week with spaces for time can be used. A standard calendar can be used to show the different meetings. It can be based on staff organizations.  It can be based upon lines of effort for the company. The main point is that no matter which system is used it has the items listed in a logical way for the organization’s use to depict daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly , or special events.

Product descriptions

The products are described in the following parts of this series:

Part 8.1 – By Day

Part 8.2 – By Decision Level

Part 8.3 – By Meeting Flow

Part 8.4 – By Function

Part 8.5 – By Touch Points.

Next part (part 8.1): Products Produced – By Day.

Acknowledgements: Thank you to Tomi Antill, Keith Davis, Elise Keith from Lucid Meetings, JFHQ-C Leadership, and Kendra Albright from Kent State University, without whose support this series would not have been possible.

Header image source: U.S. National Archives, Public Domain.

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John Antill

John Antill is currently a Knowledge Manager at US Army Expeditionary Workforce. With over 14 years of progressively responsible knowledge management experience in complex technical roles – both military and civilian – requiring exceptional project coordination, problem solving, and management skills, John has established a track record of success by leveraging a collaborative leadership style to accomplish all short- and long-range objectives. An engaging and articulate communicator, he is able to clearly convey complex technical information and propose novel solutions to build consensus with key project stakeholders, including high-value clients and executive leadership. Furthermore, his consistent focus on remaining at the forefront of rapidly evolving technology allows him to drive enterprise-wide innovation and maintain a competitive advantage.JOhn is on the Board of Minority Empowerment Through Technology which provides underserved college STEM students to get the technology they need to be successful in their courware and projects.John Holds a Master of Science in Knowledge Management from Kent State university and a Master of Certified Knowledge Management from the KMInstitute.

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