Change: Why Purpose Trumps Urgency. The importance of communicating the meaning of changes in organizations is obvious.
But why is it not a good idea to emphasize the urgency of change? After all, urgency is the first of John P. Kotter's famous eight steps. And why can it be sometimes even very damaging? Let's look at what happens when change meets people. Change is tedious. The brain is a creature of habit Why is that so? In addition, everything new is more or less perceived as a potential threat. On the other hand, there are our needs. Pleasure gain and avoidance of aversion Besides positive incentives, there are of course also strong negative incentives to escape danger, even if it is only a perceived danger.
However, it is only helpful in specific contexts, in others, it is rather hindering or even dangerous. Let us note: There are positive and negative incentives to change our behavior or a situation. Individual needs can be very different. Urgency generates awareness. Podcast: The Phoenix Encounter Method: Lead Like Your Business is on Fire, With Sameer Hasija. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | In this podcast, Change Management Review Editor-In-Chief Theresa Moulton interviews Sameer Hasija, Dean of Executive Education and Professor at INSEAD, which is ranked by the Financial Times as among the world’s top three business schools; and author of The Phoenix Encounter Method: Lead Like Your Business is on Fire (McGraw-Hill; October 27).
Sameer’s teaching focusses on using a process lens to understand new levers of innovation. Using a systematic analysis of processes within and across firm boundaries, he emphasizes the role of process-based innovation in creating new business models and/or fresh competitive positioning for existing business models. Sameer conducts workshops for executives on understanding the latest developments in technology and their role in radically disrupting and/or transforming businesses. Questions for Podcast What is the Phoenix Encounter Method, and how did it come about? Renverser le culte de l’urgence : une nécessité pour assurer la croissance.
Article initialement publié le 29 octobre 2018 Déjà en 2003, Nicole Aubert, avec la collaboration de Christophe Roux-Dufort, publiait le livre « Le culte de l’urgence » aux Éditions Flammarion.
Les auteurs dénonçaient que le cellulaire, à cause de l’instantanéité qu’il procure et engendre, crée un sentiment d’urgence et l’amplifie. 15 ans plus tard, le cellulaire est devenu un téléphone intelligent sur lequel on reçoit une quantité phénoménale d’informations à lire, à assimiler et à traiter dans un temps record sur des plateformes sociales ou collaboratives, lorsque ce n’est pas via texto, par courriel ou par téléphone. L'urgence, un sentiment amplifié par les moyens de communication modernes Les communications à l’ère du monde du travail et des affaires connectés n’ont fait qu’augmenter l’angoisse généralisée des employés, gestionnaires et dirigeants. LIRE AUSSI : « Gestion du temps à l’ère 4.0 : prendre une pause pour renouveler son rapport à la performance »
Why Burning Platforms Don't Work. Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right now on climate change. Why Burning Platforms Don't Work. Fear can be a motivator – but does fear motivate the right kind of actions and behavior?
Research has shown that fear leads people to be more conservative - taking fewer risks and preserving the status quo. Activating fear in people makes them less likely to want to change the current situation. Gregory Berns, Director at the Center of Neuropolicy at Emory University, says “The most concrete thing that neuroscience tells us is that when the fear system of the brain is active, exploratory activity and risk-taking are turned off.” As a result, a lot of energy gets directed at justifying the status quo and pushing back against the need for real change. The evolutionary purpose of negative emotions such as fear and anger is to narrow focus on immediate problem solving and to allow short periods of intense activity fueled by adrenaline. A few years ago, I worked with a manufacturing organization that was in a rapidly consolidating industry. But burning platforms do exist – threats are real.