Systems Build Statues

There are rewards, within many Organisational systems, for building Statues: monumental and megalithic structures. Procuring new systems, creating new products or services, or stripping out cost and complexity. But there are relatively fewer rewards for self reflection after the event: to question your own action, to challenge the newly established dogma, to vandalise the statue that you yourself caused to be built.

Systems Build Statues There are rewards, within many Organisational systems, for building Statues: monumental and megalithic structures. Procuring new systems, creating new products or services, or stripping out cost and complexity. But there are relatively fewer rewards for self reflection after the event: to question your own action, to challenge the newly established dogma, to vandalise the statue that you yourself caused to be built. Perhaps part of an Organisation becoming Dynamic is the ability to decouple power and pride: to reward the curiosity as much as the completion. Or we run the risk of locking in legacy structures, and failing to create the space, or permission, for the new.

Perhaps part of an Organisation becoming Dynamic is the ability to decouple power and pride: to reward the curiosity as much as the completion. Or we run the risk of locking in legacy structures, and failing to create the space, or permission, for the new.

About julianstodd

Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the Social Age. I’ve written ten books, and over 2,000 articles, and still learning...
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