In my latest video short, I talk through one of the 10 Adapt Manifesto principles: Revolution Through Evolution. In the manifesto itself, we contrast this concept with “big bang” transformation in this way:
Adaptation is an ongoing series of changes, not a one-time event. Start and sustain an ongoing journey of adaptation with a series of sequential steps that allow you to pivot within well-defined boundaries.
I’m sure you’ve all seen the research that indicates that most digital transformations fail. This was true even before the pandemic ushered in the era I call the Never Normal. But the odds of one-and-done transformation success is even lower today. Instead, organizations need to retool for always-on adaptability that favors frequent, smaller (but still strategic) change.
Watch this three-minute video for more about this important characteristic (and competency) of any adaptive business.