Create A Culture Where People Are Rewarded For Disturbing The Peace
Change Culture

Create A Culture Where People Are Rewarded For Disturbing The Peace

Change, by its very nature, is destructive. It gets messy. It causes confusion. That bothers a lot of people. They warn against change, or argue for taking it slow and easy so nothing gets broken. If they get their way, the organization has to tiptoe around, try to be neat, and not hurt anybody or upset people. Eventually, such a culture gets the organization in big trouble.

A culture that’s unwilling to break things can’t move fast. If it tries to salvage everything, it ends up carrying a lot of old baggage. Bureaucratic practices and all kinds of other bad habits build up over time. Even beloved tradition can anchor the organization to its past, making it tough to respond to the pull of the future. Protecting what “is” often sabotages what “could be.”

It may sound strange, but...