Control the atmosphere to create business
Can atmosphere be controlled? Yes, it can
One of our gurus, former Harvard professor and author of the book The Trusted Advisor David Maister, once said: “I’ve attended the best American and British universities and business schools and learnt a lot of good stuff. The only thing I didn’t learn was that the world is full of people...”.
Action as a means of communication
The burning platform is a core concept in classic change management. The analogy originates from an oil drilling rig that caught fire, and where the only survivors were those who defied all regulations and leapt off the platform into a foaming sea 40 metres below. When asked afterwards why they had jumped, they answered that they felt they had no alternative.
Problems can be complicated – solutions cannot
We are only capable of processing a small fraction of the information we are constantly bombarded with.
The art of implementing real change
When a butterfly flaps its wings in London, the ultimate consequence may be that it triggers a hurricane in the Caribbean months later. This was one of the more spectacular conclusions that followed in the wake of the discovery that complex non-linear systems, such as the earth’s atmosphere, are extremely sensitive to the slightest change in the system’s initial conditions.