ATLC #15 – Could you do it?

In the last lesson you were asked to demonstrate your skill in PTO. Now check if you were able to PTO as instructed.

The orange you were asked to peel was:

Resolve the PTO paradox in 111 words.

The most important instruction for you to follow in this PTO was the specification of 111 words. You were not to know that, of course. In PTO one never really knows because one doesn’t get the opportunity to discuss things, as one does in normal situations.

One of the benefits of PTO, provided you have a skilled leadership team, is that anyone in the team can give anyone else in the team a PTO and it is done without question or discussion. This has advantages of speed, efficiency and effectiveness when the team is striving for a mutual objective. But it is not easy and does take PRR to produce a high level of PTO skill.

Obviously, so early in a leadership training sequence, one is not expected to get the ‘right’ answer as much as one is expected to just try and practise the skills.

DFQ #15:
What is the biggest insight about PTO that you have had so far as you’ve been doing these past few lessons?

307 thoughts on “ATLC #15 – Could you do it?

  1. One has to follow the instruction to the letter like an automaton and not make any assumptions about its meaning by implying what is usual or reasonable.

  2. following instruction without question is not necessarily the right way to do things.

  3. there are processes and policy in place, we practice, rehearse and implement. There are options and times that we will need to change and embrace opportunities.

  4. tow the line respectfully and don’t be afraid to think of better ways to tow the line

  5. The key is understanding an instruction and carrying it out correctly. Giving others confidence in you and the team. This can be learnt by practise and repetition.

  6. PTO x PRR = PPH (Positive Production Harmony) or NFI!
    Continual Practice and Repetition of Tasks will lead to Autonomous Actions when required creating a Productive and Harmonies Workplace.

  7. Its all about practise and repetition. Following instructions will strengthen a team but we also need people who are willing to look for a better way of carrying out those instructions to make the team more efficient and more enjoyable.

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