I have this recurring nightmare that just won’t go away.
So, there I am… I’ve just woken up from a nap on my favorite recliner in my living room. I’m still a bit groggy, but I look down and see my young daughter looking up at me intently through her hazel eyes. Really, she’s staring at me.
I sit there for a few moments, looking back at her and then I ask “what is it, Virginia?”
She looks away for a moment, looks back into my eyes and then asks the question parents don’t expect their children to ask until after they’ve had “the talk.”
Then she asks me:
It was inevitable, wasn’t it?
I tried so hard, for so long to avoid using the word “transformation.” Yet, I knew it was merely a matter of time…
Until what, you ask?! The word transformation started creeping into our vocabulary (again). This time it was in the context of “Next Generation IT.”
I wish we could say “OK, let’s transform into the organization that we’re intending to become,” we press a button and then watch it happen for us.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t work. What does work?
C’mon over here and let’s chat about that for a bit, OK?
Because we can’t really talk about that, until we get straight about what transformation is (and isn’t)!