Good Goes Bad In A Hurry
When change hits, a common response is caution. Faced with the unfamiliar, surrounded by uncertainty, the organization gears down.
On the surface it makes sense. You really can’t do much to reduce the speed of change. But if you slow down, you somehow feel a little safer. So people put on the brakes, hoping to buy some time.
But change won’t wait on you. You simply don’t have time to take your time.
“Carefulness” actually gets dangerous when it creates a culture of caution—paralysis sets in, the organization loses momentum, and problems start to multiply. Under today’s conditions, slowing down is . . .