**Second in a series relating to a recent “experiment” in succession planningOn a boat, it’s critical to know who’s in charge of the vessel and the crew. A clear line of command determines who makes the final call on a multitude of decisions at sea. People’s lives depend on it.
Did you know we’re writing a book? Tomorrow I share the first draft of chapter one (titled: What is a People Lens?) and two (titled: Why does it Matter?) with 20 people from Vantage Point’s external talent team. I’ve spent a year preparing for this moment – and feel both nervous and excited.
In a world where everything is changing rapidly, the old rules no longer apply. The structures, strategies and processes that once created successful organizations are not sustainable today. You’ve heard the refrain – funding is disappearing, we don’t have enough money, there aren’t enough volunteers. We know things aren’t working. And yet, we remain attached to the status quo and traditional ways of doing things. Change is difficult and uncomfortable – and we resist it.