Communities of Practice are great, right? Whether you call them Guilds, Centres of Excellence, or Special Interest Groups — it is good to create a space for people who share a common discipline to support their joint professional development. But what happens if these sit in isolated pockets? Welcome to the headache of Villages of Practice.
Ever been confused over what people are talking about when they use the terms capabilities, competencies, and capacity?
In everyday business communications these terms are often used interchangeably. Even the thesaurus and dictionary definitions suggest they are alternatives for each other. What is this about?
Are you attempting a large-scale transformation, taking your organisation on a journey to a leaner, fitter future so you can deliver delightful quality customer experiences responsively, seizing market opportunities or tackling problems even before they appear?
If so, then you’ve probably drunk the cool-aid that it’s all about culture, that you have to change the culture to make the change stick, that “culture eats strategy for breakfast“, that tinkering in the engine to give it turbo powers is useless if the driver doesn’t want to drive faster.