In a recent meeting with an ex-Health Minister from Botswana, she asked “Why is change always done slowly?”
In a few cases, there may be good reasons, but let’s get real. We tend to plan change to minimise people’s discomfort. Thereby lengthening it.
And, as James Odling-Smee (Narrate associate, sitting opposite me in the departure lounge) has just commented: “If we do it slowly, it becomes ‘just catching up'”
We’re too timid about change. We think people are more fragile than they are. Time to get on with it.