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Time to Work On Your Work?

By Tim Deuitch  |  October 8, 2015

At SEG we like the phrase, ‘Time to work on the business’. By this we mean it we stop doing the work long enough to be sure we’re making the most of our time and resources. Imagine if a sporting event never held a timeout, if movies were shot with one take, if busses and planes didn’t get regular maintenance checks. If done well, a break in the action should make the ultimate outcome and objectives more possible.

The litmus test: The 4th quarter of the year is upon us. If you’re about to consider how you will ‘work on our work’ in the coming months, keep the following in mind. By any name – retreat, seminar, team building, engagement – taking the time to ‘work on your work’ must:

  • Be relevant to the personal objectives and requirements of all involved.
  • Help you work more effectively with your team and stakeholders.
  • Assess, make adjustments, and clarify yours and your organization’s direction.
  • Contain clear deliverables and accountabilities as you exit the work.

Good luck, and please let us know if we can help!

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Tim Deuitch

Senior Performance Consultant

Tim brings over 25 years of experience working closely with business leaders throughout the Twin Cities and the USA. He has worked within a multitude of workplace cultures and economic cycles, helping leaders and teams improve their effectiveness and results. Since joining SEG in 2007, Tim has continued his work as a change agent, helping organizations meet their goals. Tim graduated from Warren Wilson College in 1983 with a B.S. degree in social work.

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