Trojan Mice in 900 Seconds

Be careful what you wish for… After blathering on about Trojan Mice for ages people have actually paid attention. Thank you Paul Taylor for the mentions in this post ‘The Complex Problem with Big Change Programmes’ and ‘People Aren’t Sick of Change, They are Sick of Change Programmes’. There’s an important point in Paul’s posts. […]

Trojan Mice and the #DollyChallenge

Does this make any sense? Or is it just a lame attempt to make taking ‘well managed risks’ sound appealing? The Dolly Challenge. If I’m having to explain this. I guess I’ve failed, but thanks for sticking with me. Basically the #DollyPartonChallenge is the latest fad that’s doing the rounds on the internet. Post pictures […]

Ray Cats. The Ultimate Wellbeing of Future Generations Job.

How do you send a message to someone 10,000 years in the future? It’s not a question I’d imagine most of us think about every day. Even the people who have Futurologist in their job title, or work on the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales) probably don’t stretch to 10,000 years in the future […]

Holding Up The Mirror. What does that even mean? How would you do it?

Here’s a thing. Have you ever had a conversation where someone says; “let’s hold the mirror up to that one”, you make agreeable noises and nod your head in a seriously earnest way? However, deep down you are wondering; “what on earth does that even mean?”, “how do we stick a project review action plan […]

Blowing Up Hospitals Deliberately – Change Doesn’t Get Much Bigger

How about this for an act of ‘transformation’. Publicly blow up (yes, with explosives) one of your cherished Civic Buildings. Not some ugly multi-storey concrete carpark. No, go for a Hospital; a large, relatively new one, in the middle of a City. Now that screams ‘TRANSFORMATION’…….things will never be the same again. I know that […]

Minimum Viable Transformation: Change should be Small and Imperfect

Speeches you never hear at a Corporate Conference: “….. Our Transformation Programme is going to be small and imperfect. We are going to do many small things that probably won’t work straight away.  However, we will learn lessons from these ‘experiments’ and apply the learning to a better next small thing, making sure we progressively move forward, […]