When a cycle to increase maturity is executed, it needs to
be understood that there is a time lapse between making the investment to
increase maturity and reaping its benefits.
Indeed, with the introduction of any change, there is a slight
decrease in value gained initially (known as the Chasm of Procrastination™)
while the changes are bedded in, followed by a steady increase in value as the
changes take effect, which then flattens out when maximum value from those
changes has been achieved.
It is also pertinent to contrast people’s expectations of
the value of changing something with the actual value of changing something.
In general, people overestimate the short term value and
underestimate the long term value.