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Back to basics for making change happen

What is at the heart of making change happen? If we could narrow it down to a few fundamentals what would we focus our efforts on, or at least aim never to lose sight of?

Sometimes a simple message is the best clarification. Today a quote by Javier Bajer (Munro and Forster) did this for me on the topic of culture change.

The way to change temperature is by opening the window or by turning the heating up or down. You don't 'do' temperature, you do something else and a change in temperature is the outcome. It's the same with culture. You can say 'be more innovative' – but it doesn't just happen. Humans don't change because you tell them to. You need to create an environment to make things happen.

Nailia Tasseel