You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs
Iterative change over time builds up so much that you need to sit down and have a clean slate.
A review of where we are now, where we want to go and how we get there. To connect the dots that got you here.
- For leadership, this could be a new CEO, to come in and take the company forward.
- For systems, it could be a new tool which acknowledges the past but has the platform for the future.
- For culture, it means embracing all the little changes and bedding it down into the DNA of the company.
This is a good thing, it’s the natural progression, it’s how organizations move forward. Otherwise they lose sight of the lessons they’ve learnt to get where they are. Long term sustainable success is by building forward momentum, so you’re not repeating the mistakes of the past.