I read an idea about culture change that is different.
“if you need to change an entire culture, here’s a tip: don’t be too idealistic about human nature.”
The article, in the Sunday 23 Boston Globe (http://goo.gl/jYLdY) posits that people don’t change because you appeal to their better side, or that you convincingly show them a more effective way of working or being. They respond because they believe that everyone else is doing it, and that they are out of step. The article says,
“What researchers have found is that … to really change how a group of people thinks and behaves, it turns out, you don’t need to change what’s inside of them, or appeal to their inner sense of virtue. You just have to convince them that everybody else is doing it.”
” There is something a bit circular about the idea that we change people’s behavior by tweaking their perceptions about the behavior of others. It’s a self-reinforcing process: the more people believe that smoking is atypical, for instance, the less typical it becomes, which in turn provides more evidence.”
We have the numbers:
1. 80% of all organizations say they are using agile techniques.
2. 82% of these organizations are using Scrum, among other agile techniques.
3. Most job posting for IT management and developers require a knowledge of agile techniques (we need some statistics on this).
Who would have thought this.