What if you want to
make a really big change? A change that appears to be well beyond the
resources you or anyone else commands.
In the later
theoretical chapters I provide a formal quantified definition of
organizational change, work, force, and energy. When I discuss these I
will give a quantitative relationship about the work, force, and energy
that a change agent must apply to make a change. In such a formulation
one can also assess the affect of conflicting change agent forces. But
even without the mathematical formulation it is clear that the greater
the change the greater the change effort required. Every person has a
limited amount of resource that they can apply to any change activity.
INSERT JERRY’S LAW OF STRAWBWERRY JAM.
There is, however, a
loop hole in the Law of Strawberry Jam. Organizations are more than
just the relations between its various components. Human organizations
include memetic actors and memes. Memes spread not like jam but more
like a virus.
When the minds of the people are changed,
the revolution will be done.
- Henry David Thorough
There is no physically
allowed change that cannot be accomplished if you can get enough minds
to act coherently on the trim tabs they each control. No matter how
extreme your Utopian Dream, you can accomplish it, if it is physically
allowed and if you can find and spread enough of the right memetic trim
tab virus. You need to tell a very good story.
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