Dilbert Takes on Transformational Change

Scott Adams does a great job of nailing how typically organizations take on transformational change.

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Two concepts I see Scott Adams touch on here.  The first one is the idea of just speaking about transformational change will cause transformational change.  It isn’t enough to just talk about it or say it.  It is very hard work to create transformational change.

Which leads into the second concept shown.  Transformational change does not have to be bad or painful on people..causing us to want to hurl.  It can be good and as management we need to convey a clear message and show actions that back that message up.  We have to consider how people process change differently and create change plans with that in mind.

If all else fails….just show them this cartoon.

Posted on December 3, 2012, in Communication, Dilbert, People and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Matt,

    Another concept this shows:

    This isn’t any transformational change, this is a differentiating value adding strategy.

    Which I think highlights a couple of wastes beautifully:

    1. Wasted intellect, I have no idea what he is talking about
    2. Wasted motion, the bosses mouth flapping up and down

    Dilbert understands far more management concepts than we give him credit for


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