Logistics Manual for Implementing the Tracks

Logistics Manual is a 166 page pdf file that you can purchsse from our Downloads Catalog for $20. See below for a detailed Table of Contents, including how you can also order Consultant Schedules for Implementing the Tracks, which complements the Logistics Manual. But first, here is a brief overview of the manual, as told to the newly appointed "Logistics Coordinator."

A MESSAGE TO THE LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Congratulations! You have just been assigned the job of coordinating all the logistical aspects of the eight-track program. If you have never before arranged a large meeting or conference (with more than fifty attendees), this assignment might seem overwhelming. The express purpose of the Logistics Manual for Implementing the Tracks, however, is to guide you—with checklists and sample e-mail memos—through each and every stage of the program.

There are five crucial stages in which you will need to coordinate logistics: Stage 1: Initiating the Program; Stage 2: Diagnosing the Problems; Stage 3: Scheduling the Tracks; Stage 4: Implementing the Tracks; and Stage 5: Evaluating the Results. Always remember: While the Logistics Manual is meant to be a helpful guide throughout the program, you should supplement your efforts with all the specific knowledge you have (or can get) about your company's unique needs and preferences.

Just before you get started, you should acquaint yourself with the basic ingredients of what is called the completely integrated program—or, for short, the eight-track program. For further background information see Ralph Kilmann's books: Beyond the Quick Fix (Washington DC: Beard, 2004) and Quantum Organizations (Newport Coast, CA: Kilmann Diagnostics, 2011).

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

A Message to the Key Decision Makers
A Message to the Logistics Coordinator
An Overview of the Program 
Stage 1: Initiating the Program
Stage 2: Diagnosing the Problems

Stage 3: Scheduling the Tracks

Stage 4: Implementing the Tracks

Stage 5: Evaluating the Results

A Dedication to the Logistics Coordinator

STAGE 1: INITIATING THE PROGRAM

Overview

The First Formal Meeting
A Small-Scale Meeting

A Large-Scale Meeting

Checklist for a Three-Day Workshop
Conclusion

STAGE 2: DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEMS

Overview
Scheduling the Diagnostic Interviews

Conducting the Diagnostic Interviews

The Formal Meetings on the Diagnostic Report
Mobilizing the Shadow Track

Conclusion

STAGE 3: SCHEDULING THE TRACKS

Overview

The General Schedule for All Five Tracks

The Logistics Coordinator Goes into Action
Getting Started

Selecting a Conference Facility
Choosing Food Service Menus

Forming Groups for the Workshop Sessions
The Culture and the Skills Tracks

The Team Track

The Detailed Schedule for the First Three Tracks 

The Strategy-Structure and the Reward System Tracks

The Detailed Schedule for the Next Two Tracks

Conclusion

STAGE 4: IMPLEMENTING THE TRACKS

Overview

Background on the DNX Company

The Logistics Coordinator

The General Schedule

The Conference Facility

The Logistics Team

Implementation in the DNX Company

Managing Expected Events

Managing Unexpected Events

Two Events for the Shadow Track

The Expected Problem of Absenteeism

The Special—Unexpected—Celebration

Conclusion

STAGE 5: EVALUATING THE RESULTS

Overview

Conducting Diagnostic Interviews
Administering Organizational Surveys

The Future

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

 

Consultant Schedules

Click Here to Order Consultant Schedules for Implementing the Tracks (16 Pages in a PDF File) from Our Downloads Catalog

This pdf file (only for consultants, not for participants) provides the typical time allocations for the hourly activities in fifteen one-day workshops in Kilmann's eight-track program. These time estimates are averages from having conducted these workshop sessions many times with many different types of organizations. Naturally, consultants must adjust their time estimates for each activity in order to meet the unique needs of their specific audience. But these schedules at least provide a rough estimate on how much time it takes to do justice to the materials without spending too much time on unnecessary detail.

 

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