Apply the Helicopter View Technique
Helicopter View Technique is a birds’ eye view, a third party observation point, a non-involved study and scrutiny. It changes the entire perspective of how we look at things each day in our business.
Most of us are deeply involved in our day to day activity in our businesses. Rarely do we sit and assess and observe the going on in an un-involved manner. Take a look. It could change your view point into a very constructive one.
Allow me to explain:
Say, we board a helicopter and rise a few meters above ground. We stay there and observe the activities on earth. We look at our business place, the key players, their actions and interactions, visitors, customers, employees, suppliers, stake holders and observe every action and happening. But we cannot communicate or interact as we are far above and away from audible limits.
This is a birds’ eye view, a third party observation point, a non-involved study and scrutiny. It changes the entire perspective of how we look at things each day in our business.
Now, we can see the actions but cannot interfere to change or correct. We can see the wrong or the mess but are unable to speak up. The point is to find REAL FAULT without being a party to it and with no attachments or strings or influence.
I can assure you, this is not an easy task and needs repeated attempts. But, it is worth trying and most certainly worth achieving as a management audit practice.
Remember, small stuff does not get noticed as it is neither visible nor audible. No person is close or distant, all become equals. Our own bias and prejudices and preferences take a back seat, rather are exposed right into our own face. No auditor or change manager can show and reveal what we are able to thus see.
No one knows our business better than us, thus the remedies, corrective measures, required changes, positive attributes, next action plan, all become apparent to us and come from our inner thought process, ready to hand an authenticated report and solution.
Ask me for clarification or how-to details and it would be a sheer pleasure for me to share. But, try the Helicopter View Technique out. Practice it to form a regular habit and the change will happen for the better.
This is one of my most in demand topic that I am asked to speak upon in both management cycles as well as in philosophical circles – how to have a detached attitude and deal with things as a neutral person.
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