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.
Do people in your Enterprise
understand that increasing maturity in anything will initially reduce value?
What do people in your
Enterprise do, to span the Chasm of Procrastination?