Change Whisperer – Gail Severini, Symphini Change Management Inc.


Breakthrough innovation is “simplicity on the far side of complexity.” Post 1

“I wouldn’t give a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity.”―Oliver Wendell Holmes

the new murphy bedWhat does breakthrough innovation look like?

Let’s start with a common reference point. Say, something boring made stunning.

Something you thought you would never use, like, or buy that you suddenly reconsider.

A friend sent me this great video of modular, multi-purpose furniture. “Yawn,” you say? Look again.

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Are you tired of cheesy advice about change?

cheesyYou don’t need shallow platitudes. You need deep insight and sober resolve from battle-scarred resources.

Want your kids to grow up? “Stop cooking with cheese!”

There is a fantastic commercial that suggests kids live at home into their forties because the cooking is just too good. Check it out here.

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Breakthroughs in strategy

“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.” Albert Einstein

cliffjumpingKids these days have a phrase: “FAIL.”  It means something like “epic failure” and describes scenarios often so common or standard that when someone fails it is all the more astounding.

A huge pop culture industry has evolved around those occurrences that are particularly funny. It started with shows like “America’s Funniest Videos” and now “Ridiculousness” takes it to the next level.

Seems to me that someone could make a show around “FAIL” in organizational strategy.

How can we all get out of this fail loop?

This little rant is inspired by an excellent post from Bill Fox called, “Jump, Rinse, Repeat.  Why do we keep implementing change like this?”

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