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Scale Tribe : The Rulemaker who adheres to a good systematic framework

Scales have long been considered a symbol of fairness and justice, and for good reason. They have been used for centuries to ensure fair trade by accurately measuring the weight of goods being traded. This helps prevent scams and disputes and promotes trust between buyers and sellers. To ensure accurate measurements, scales must be well-maintained and properly calibrated, with the balance centered. Scales come in a variety of sizes to meet different needs, and the best scales are those that provide accurate, quick and detailed readings. However, even the best scales can produce inaccurate readings due to various factors such as incorrect weight standards, uneven surfaces, vibrations during measurement, and wear and tear from long-term use without proper maintenance.

Characteristics of Scale Tribe

The Scale Tribe is a type of leadership that prioritizes systems over individuals. They believe that a well-designed system will lead to good results, and therefore place a strong emphasis on logic and rationality in their decision-making. The Scale Tribe excels at creating structured systems, from organizational design to rule-making, and they are also skilled at monitoring compliance with these systems. By focusing on the system first, they strive to create a well-functioning environment where everyone can perform at their best.

The Scale Tribe is always searching for ways to work efficiently and effectively. They believe that a well-designed system, method, or tool will lead to good results for everyone who follows it. As a result, the Scale Tribe has a habit of enforcing rules and procedures strictly and inspecting adherence to them. This can sometimes make other members of the team feel uncomfortable or restricted, as they may feel like they are losing their freedom and creativity.

It's important for the Scale Tribe to strike a balance, however. They shouldn't act like a snake waiting to pounce on anyone who deviates from the rules. Instead, when they find someone who isn't following the rules, they should try to help them or convince them to comply. It's also important to periodically reevaluate the rules and regulations in place to make sure they are still the best fit for the organization and its people.

The Scales Tribe is cautious when it comes to implementing new systems or tools. They want to make sure everything is tested and proven before using it. Once they trust a system, it can be difficult for them to change their beliefs. However, it's important for the Scale Tribe to not become too attached to the system and let it limit their thinking. The rules and regulations they create are meant to help improve work efficiency, not hinder it. If the system becomes a hindrance, it's time to reassess and make improvements.

Just like scales, even the best ones can sometimes produce inaccurate results. The same goes for the Scale Tribe, even the most skilled and thoughtful people can sometimes make mistakes. It's important to stay aware and avoid these pitfalls.

(1) Choosing the wrong type of scale for the task at hand : Using the wrong scale for the job can lead to inaccurate results and wrong conclusions. Imagine trying to measure the success of salespeople and instead of focusing on their sales figures, you focus on their punctuality at work. This metric may be important, but it's not relevant to their sales success and won't give you a clear picture of how they're performing. Choosing the right scale, or metric, is crucial for getting accurate results and making informed decisions.

(2) Using inaccurate weights in the measurements : The wrong information can lead to incorrect results. This can happen when the data used for decision making is not accurate. For instance, if you're considering changing your work system, you ask your team to conduct a survey. But instead of asking everyone, your team only asks those who disagree with the change. This leads to a survey result that says most people do not agree, and you decide not to make changes based on that incorrect conclusion.

(3) Having an uneven surface for the scale to sit on : Imagine you're weighing something on a scale, but it's sitting on an uneven surface. The result would be an inaccurate reading, right? This same concept applies to the way we approach our work and make decisions. If our point of view is skewed away from reality, we might not be getting an accurate picture of the situation. This can happen because of various factors in our work environment, such as our organization's values, culture, and long-standing practices. Even experienced employees can make mistakes, with about 10% of people in a given job making errors. But if this has been accepted as the norm over time, it can lead us to believe that there's no room for improvement.

(4) Vibrations during the measurement process : Vibration during measurement can lead to incorrect results. Even though the system may not actually have any issues, distractions like work or other distractions can cause you to lose focus and make wrong decisions. To avoid this, it's important to stay creative and focused when analyzing data, looking for ways to solve problems and avoid potential distractions.

(5) Lack of regular inspection and maintenance leading to a decline in the quality of the spring over time : This means you have been relying on the same method, system, and tools for a long time without checking to see if they are still effective in the current competitive environment. For example, some organizations may still require a copy of an ID card for safety reasons, even though this practice is no longer necessary in today's world. It's important to regularly review and update systems to ensure that they are still effective and in line with the current environment.

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