Moving Your House

Many of you have seen YouTube videos that show up on Facebook and other social media sites. There was one recently that I found amazing. It showed about 80 men moving a complete, totally built house onto an already leveled cement foundation! This short clip showed the men standing inside the house and picking it up at the same time….walking in unison taking very tiny steps. No machines, no yelling, just directing from the person coordinating the move. You see many feet moving in union based on the director’s recommendations for turning and moving. Once the house is essentially in place, there is more guidance from the project director. In less than 10 minutes, the house is in place to be attached to the foundation.

Now think about your organization and how work is accomplished. It doesn’t matter if you work in a hospital, jail, prison, clinic, retail store, coal mine or office. How would your job change and your work tasks improve if you did them in the manner this house was moved?! Single goal, simple direction, working in synchrony. Fascinating to consider! See for yourself- Definitely worth watching!


Posted by Susan Odegaard Turner – MentorRN