Many of the things that EA aims to do will not be readily
received by many people. This is because adopting EA is a paradigm shift. One
could say that if there were no resistance then either you are not doing your
job properly or the Enterprise is already mature enough in its use of EA. This
is because the paradigm shift involves changing the culture of the Enterprise
and therefore how people are motivated.
There are no bad people, only bad contexts (Culture) and if
we want to change people’s behaviour we need to concentrate on changing the
context rather than trying to change the people.
People may not like EA exposing problems or mistakes because the
Enterprises culture punishes those that do.
People may not like EA breaking down silos and fiefdoms because
the Enterprise’s culture tends to motivate them financially and with promotions
to build them.
People may not like to think about the benefit to the whole
Enterprise because the Enterprise’s management measures them only on their
small part of it.
Who in your Enterprise will
What do you need to do to stop
them hating EA?