I’ve previously said that I prefer simultaneous coordinated and opportunistic change strategies.
The opportunistic change strategy was about enabling mass power; the coordinated change strategy was about focusing and directing power.
I also said that if I couldn’t do both, I would choose the coordinated, focused strategy.
Let’s expand on why.
For any large-scale organisation, there are a lot of problems that might be addressed.
A response could be to allocate equal efforts to all the problems. After all, this is fairer…
…and it’s also ineffective.
A pattern common to all effective strategies is concentrating efforts to key points of leverage. Not every problem has the same value nor has the same cost to address. Insightful, effective large-scale change strategy identifies the highest impact, addressable problem(s) (aka the “crux”) and concentrates efforts there.