Discovering and unraveling the processes within an organization can be among the most thankless, gnarly, investigative activities one can undertake. The effort can also be among the most important, and is one of the 4 Pillars of Change.
After all, every single process in an organization must have a customer. Without a customer, a process has no reason for being.
Robert Byrne (1930) famously stated, “Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.” Businesses change if only to keep apace of the changing world swirling about them. Most of that change is incremental over time.
After more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry, I have been through a lot of change. The changes I have experienced, sometimes painfully, are foundations of my own approach toward managing change…large or small.
The basic guide posts by which we have framed social values are being outpaced by societal development. Might it be that the very stories our families needed themselves, to be passed down to their offspring, no longer serve as bedrocks upon which to build?
If the very myths society has anchored itself around are no longer followed, might their values and ethics also no longer have a defined meaning, a place in our world? Might we be at risk of becoming a lost society? And, that is why we find ourselves needing ethics courses?
Websites are dead (and so is my fax machine). Here are three real simple reasons why websites are not going away any time real soon.
No matter what the pundits, analysts, and zealots would have you believe.
Squishy history is what you get when you add 3 parts text, with one part digitization. As more of the text we read becomes digital, the temptation to fiddle, tweak, and change becomes irresistible.