#5a: Organisations and their capacity for change.


Since systems are designed for certain scales, and most companies pursue continued growth, most systems within successful organisations will inevitably break. This failure can be mitigated through deliberate change management — but some caution is needed. People have a limited capacity to absorb change; so too does your organisation. Force people to change too frequently, and their capacity to change will be diminished when it is most needed.

Take capacity for change into consideration while planning. Like a reservoir, your organisation's capacity for change takes time to refill. Plan large scale changes deliberately and with this in mind.

Related: 5, 9d, 18

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