Monday, May 08, 2017

Here Be Dragons


It is easy to nibble at the edges of organizational problems. The edges are large, there is plenty to nibble, and there is far less, if any, resistance. 

Go for the core problems and there will be a dramatic change in the environment. People will feel threatened. Rationalizations will be mustered. Nibbling won't be permitted. Even if the need for change is acknowledged, that will be accompanied by arguments for delay. "Not never, but just not now" is the mantra. If you revisit the issue five years later you will hear the same chorus.

Be aware of the difference between the edge and the core. When you approach the core, be prepared.

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