Change is a hot topic. What does it take to make sustainable change. Tom Molyneux is exploring this fascinating topic.
Supposedly, if you drop a frog in hot water, it will jump out. If you put a frog in cold water and gradually heat it, the frog will die, unaware that it could have escaped danger. Funny thing…this gets repeated as a metaphor for both avoiding danger and sneaking change into organizations. (Never mind that frogs don’t actually stay in the gradually hotter water according to a quick Google search)
Change is a hot topic
Few things are harder to sustain than change. It is the reason diets fail, the gym is empty by February and business users fall back to old habits. And gradual change is just so…so…gradual. Gradual change doesn’t excite people, including those who set budgets and priorities. Few have ever sold an idea as, „We’re going to make incremental changes over a long period of time that will make us more better at…
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