Get out of your office. Easy to do, just get up away from the screen, go and see what people are doing out there. What happened with the RCM analysis that took 2 weeks to work through/ Offered great results right? Has it been implemented yet? Is anyone even starting to implement it yet? The data, the procedures, the (few) modifications, the changes to the way we work as an organization? Or here's a test. If the RCM results have already been turned into maintenance routines - then go and ask the people using them what they think. Do they get it? Do they even make sense? Did the team get it right? What about the fantastic results from the recent RCA study? Anything happening there yet? Or the lubrication program your guys have just started to implement after redefining it. Go and see the character who has whipped together a neat spreadsheet for managing bolt torque records, or see what is happening with the PSV test bench that your guys were installing. There will be no doubt that your team's will have come up with any number of innovative ways to deal with the challenges of day to day maintenance. But you are never going to get any appreciation of it from behind that desk. So get out of the office! If you enjoyed this post please consider subscribing in a reader, or you can also receive The Art of Change by Email.