The Many Heads of Disruption
What is the difference between changeand disruption? Methinks the difference is often defined by a combination of urgencyand risk; urgencyto adopt the change…or survive the disruption and/or the riskassociated with doing nothing…or doing it poorly. At other times, there is no discernable difference, and disruptive changemanifests as a direct result of pursuing adoption; more likely disruptive changesin multiples. In my experiences, pursuing (or reacting to) the need for change leads to a ripple effect or a cascade of subsequent changes, some more disruptive than others. It is often those subsequent downstream disruptions that restrain or complicate full adoption because they had not been fully considered as part of the plan.
In the pursuit of adoption there is always underlying issue of readiness. There is a distinct difference with the perception of being “ready”to address the disruptions of change and being at a “state of readiness”to effectively execute and then sustain the results. The first challenge to confront is discerning the difference, and that means identifying “current state”in your organizational capabilities to affect both the change and the fallout of doing so that may delay or even scuttle full adoption.
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