The idea of Daily Management runs deep in any organization.
Most top managers believe that some amount of routine work must be performed to keep the organization running. At times, the attitude is ‘more the better’. And everyone must be loaded with some routine jobs to be done on a daily basis.
The belief is so strong that ‘Daily Management’ is institutionalized in forms of check sheets, various forms, ledgers, routines, repeated tasks, regular audits, etc.
Most managers take this way of working as equivalent of implementing a desired ‘system’.
Over time, such routines become so fossilized that bringing in desired changes appropriate to changed circumstances becomes difficult.
What is missed out is the essence of ‘Daily Management’.
Daily Management is not only about doing some prescribed tasks on a regular basis but also improving upon those every day.
And Daily Management must only be focused on core activities that produced desired long-term results that help build sustainability and resilience in an organization.
In this way change management, which most argue is extremely difficult to start and carry out, is easily embedded in the organizational culture enabling an organization to be sustainable and resilient.