Consider The Gap – the issues between ideas and implementation
“Change is Good. You go first,” was one of the quotes in The Dilbert Principle, a book on business principles and organizational improvement by Scott Adams.
And there is something to be said for that reality. Getting people to actually alter their behavior mus involve all sorts of different factors and influences.
Similarly, every implementation of any new idea requires a good bit of imagination and planning. The ideas don’t just spring forward automatically. It is not fairy dust and a magic wand that implements improvement.
Identifying that there are Square Wheels® in operation is very useful, since there are always correlating Round Wheel ideas about making improvements. And that SW / RW reality also sets up The Gap, the Cognitive Dissonance that there is an issue and opportunity and thus the motivation to close that gap by implementing a solution.
The haiku sets up contemplation.
What might we do and how might we approach this opportunity.
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Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.
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