Change and Corporate Sustainability
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States
: Your point of change for change is true. However, the world is always changing. The idea is to have the change reflect the changes that are occurring. It's much easier to make small continuous changes than to have to make large change all at once. Even the best evolving companies get caught from very rapid change, but the most successful companies have found that constant change or I should say constant improvement is best.
Constant small change is relatively easy to absorb. It becomes a way of life and is not disruptive. In fact, it provides energy. In fact, 28 seconds a day of improvement compounded daily will double productivity in 3 years.
The real message is there is no long-term stability anymore. Nothing remains the same for very long and companies that try to ignore this fact will fail. The list is almost endless and problem is the rate of change is accelerating so companies have less time to respond so best to just keep changing to meet the needs.