Change Fatigue, the Frog and the Elephant

Change fatigue, kissing frogs and eating elephants

You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince (why is it never a princess?).  This is the same with change in a lot of organisations – you have to make a lot of changes to get to your optimal position, some will be successful and others won’t and change fatigue is often the result. Sad really that we continually flog ourselves in our business lives to get to a position of ‘optimality’, but achieving this is often a meandering slog.

And worse – we’re never sure when we’ve kissed enough frogs and found enough princes/princesses to achieve our goal – perhaps you can never have enough, perhaps we don’t know what our goal is, or someone keeps moving the goalposts?

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