There’s an almost endless list of strategies and techniques designed to pull things together and sort out the kind of structural issues that hold organisations back.
A motivated manager will work some things out for themselves, co-opt whatever help they can get their hands on, read the books and apply the tactics. They’ll pull together working parties, hold a hurricane of brainstorms, and deal with the ensuing deluge of politics, vested interests and self-justifications. Some people may … leave.
Sometimes it works. Let’s be generous and say most times it works. The clouds clear and the sun beats down on the fertile soil.
Sometimes … despite energy and excellence … here we are again … the date changed, but not much else.
Option One: dig in.
Option Two: accept the structural issues are bigger than the will to fix them and find something better to do with your time.
Skippy strategy: Either way, deal with reality.
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