MVP: Consider adapting your plans to account for the current reality.
When Pam and I were backing into a space by two horses, and the only way out seemed to be a field of stinging nettles, the first thing we did was pause. We revaluated our options and looked for some creative opportunities.
At this point, an angry looking farmer appeared and called off the horses.
Pam and I got out of the farmyard and struck a course for the nearest road.
We hadn’t intended to land on the road we did, and it wasn’t ideal. However, it did get us back on course and we were able to make good progress from there.
The third and often times the best strategy for dealing with a stuck initiative is to change course.
Build on the positives but adapt the plan and direction to your current context, keeping in mind people’s capacity.
Time and attention are scarce resources, and if you can lower the demand and increase the value by adapting the change, that’s a win.
Today’s intention: This week has been all about change, and people’s capacity for dealing with the challenges of change. What has this week’s story got you thinking about?
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