The art of implementing real change
Invite people to take part in the change and give them genuine influence
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.
Problems can be complicated – solutions cannot
We are only capable of processing a small fraction of the information we are constantly bombarded with.
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.
Engagement – a source of energy that never dries out
Engagement means everything. Research shows that when we are engaged, our efficiency, productivity and value creation increase by a factor of 4 compared to a scenario where we “just” go to work with no other motivation than making a living.