Special Guest on Create New Futures Podcast with Aviv Shahar

It was my pleasure to be a special guest on the Create New Futures podcast with Aviv Shahar for ​episode 19: Exploring Throughput Management and the Structure of Flow.

In this episode we discuss my book, SYNC'd, as well as diving deep into why service structure works, problem solving, and how an organization can solve complexity by producing alignment that creates flow.

You can listen to the entire episode here by pressing the play button below.

Key Points of Discussion in Episode 019 Cathy Sunshine - Exploring Throughput Management and the Structure of Flow

  • What is throughput management and how does it relate to organizational design?
  • Why is it important, when working with a company, a family and any complex system, to go in open, and free of assumptions that drive the intervention in a predetermined the direction?
  • How do you increase your effectiveness as a coach and become even more provocative and evocative by being free of bias and agenda?
  • What is the inner work that enables you to be bias-free and clear? What kind of an instrument must you be to enable the client’s optimal growth?
  • “If I am effective in coaching, the leader would feel more empowered, clearer, a higher sense of self, and as a result be able to contribute back to her organization in a much more effective way.”
  • Legacy thinking of management is no longer effective. We need a new design for business but one that is able to grow with the leader. Old management theories train us to solve smaller and smaller problems. Throughput management is about removing constraints to enable flow.
  • How do you teach an entire organization to solve complexity by producing an alignment that creates flow?
  • Service structure works because it changes entirely the problem solving method and channels the behavior inside a company to the customer. It aligns all the internal departments of a company to the external customer in an integrated way. In a service structure you are tethered to the outside not the inside.
  • “The reason I do this work is to see the collective sigh of relief that comes with new awareness. The moment of insight is when I know it will never be the same, I see the change on the faces of people.”
  • We need to challenge ourselves to look in terms of movement, to ask why we are doing what we are doing, who are we, and who are we here to serve, and instead of solving problems, focus on solving constraints to movement.

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