September 6, 2023

Tip the iceberg


Doing what you do, for as long as you’ve done it, you have ways. Ways to run meetings, ways to talk to customers, ways to manage people and projects and processes, ways to deal with inbound change, ways to bubble things up from within. Your organisation, just like every other, is the result of objective thought and passive evolution. Effective – mmm, hmm. Complex – absolutely. Efficient – kinda, not as much as you’d like though. Fit for purpose – mostly.

It’s easy to let things drift along, doing what it does, coping with the currents. No need to tip the iceberg.

Yet there are always pieces that niggle – people, processes, things – that you tolerate. That you know are weaknesses that could crack things open the day after tomorrow. That have evolved, been there forever, but shouldn’t stay in place.

Skippy strategy: Melt it out of the iceberg whilst the sun is shining.