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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Digital Leader Standard Work With HabitHub

Several months ago I talked about the importance of leader standard workThere is no such thing as self-sustainability, it requires ongoing effort. Organizations need to follow a disciplined process of on-going activity by all.  Leader Standard Work is the system that provides a structure and routine for leaders.  It set standards for expected behaviors of leaders and drive accountability.

In simplest terms, Leadership Standard Work is a check-list of leadership activities to be performed on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. What makes this tool exceptionally effective is that, when well defined, Leadership Standard Work drives process definition and daily accountability.

I've been using a paper version like this one shown below for a long time. It is effective but with travel and frankly the digital age I've been looking for a automated handheld solution.

I've been experimenting with an app called HabitHub. It is an app that can track your habits, remind you to stay on top of them, and provide some great charts showing your progress.

You can see from this picture I was able to create a couple of color coded categories for blog activity (green), work activity (blue), and exercise (yellow).  

It works by making items visible, organized, portable, and tracked. So in this sense you make a habit out of the items.  Where is falls a little short is with the frequency of tasks. It is really designed to daily habits. Habithub is based on Seinfeld's productivity secret - Don't break the chain! Every time you do a habit, your chain grows longer. This makes it difficult to keep track of monthly or even less frequent tasks.

Do you have experience with this app or others?  Do you have a digital way you're managing Leader Standard Work?  I'd like to hear more.

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Tim,

    Very interesting. I have not tried personally but I can see the potential.

    Keep up the good work

    Philip Marris