For all of those who claim that we need to get better at change management, this expert has some bad news for you: You can’t actually manage organizational change. The solution? We need to think about change from the outside in.
Stop Talking About Innovation Like It’s Special and Different
Innovation doesn’t stop happening just because we stop focusing on it. It’s there, a continuing potential capability that is doing its thing alongside the rest of what we do.
Business Analysis Isn’t a Role, It’s a Mindset
Business analysis is perceived as a role with a great deal of cachet and is deemed to have a fair bit of value. This author’s challenge to that perspective? Business analysis is far less of a role than it is a mindset.
Disruption Is Overrated
While disruptive innovation started life as simply one model or approach to innovating, it’s quickly evolved to be the only game in town. If you’re not disrupting, it would seem, then you’re just not innovating. How did we get from there to here?
Culture is Everything: Forget Everything Else
Culture is the single most essential and fundamental ingredient to making organizational change work. And it is in the implementation of project management that we most often get this fact completely, utterly, desperately wrong.
Transformation Can’t Be Forced, but You Can Give It a Nudge
We like to think that organizational change is a process that can be managed. In a perfect world, that’s exactly the way it would work. But the reality is that we don’t live in that world.