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As someone new to EA it was very informative. - senior business analyst, Board of Equalization, USA, Jan 2015

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Yes - Simplicity and holistic perspective - Office for Quality Assurance, Polytechnic Institute of Santar, Portugal, Feb 2015

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The third main barrier to adoption is that effectiveness and efficiency degrades slowly over time, and therefore can be easily missed.

I have astigmatism. It's a right pain in the eye! It means my eyeballs are not perfectly spherical. In fact, for me, it means my eyes are extremely not spherical! This leads to all manner of weird visual effects but over time your brain "fixes" them and circles look like circles, squares look like squares and all is well with the world.

But then I noticed my focus was getting worse, close tings were getting more blurry, far things we getting less distinct. This degradation in my eyes didn't happen overnight. It happened over a 5 year period and for ages I didn't even notice, but then it started to become obvious that I needed to get my eyes tested.

So I got my eyes tested. Got my shiny new glasses and hey presto - my sight was worse! A lot worse! OMG I thought - someone's written the prescription wrong. Idiots! The steering wheel of my car now looked oval and worse than that, the left side of it seemed to be about 4 inches further away from me that the right side! Weird!

So I went back to get them to sort it out. But it turns out that the prescription was 100% correct and the glasses were made 100% to the prescription. The problem was not my glasses. The problem was my brain!

It had done such a good job of adjusting and covering up my bad eyesight that when my eyesight was corrected, it continued to apply the same algorithm to "correcting" my vision which therefore had the opposite effect. A week on, the world is much clearer as my brain slowly figures out that the light I am seeing from my steering wheel is actually "round" and not oval.

This story has many similarities with what is happening with many Enterprise Transformation Departments. At some point, everything was great, but over time things have got degraded. Projects have got more complex, working on them has become more inefficient and less effective, but no one noticed. It's only when things get really bad that things are likely to change - and maybe that's fine. When things change there is always a readjustment, a drop in "productivity" (The chasm or Procrastination) so sometimes it's better to carry on with a Transformation Department that is slightly ineffective and inefficient, rather than try to change it to be perfect.

So, the question for you is - When was the last time your Transformation Department had an eye test? If the answer is "a long time" why not contact us and let us give you a free eye test?

Maybe it will reveal that your Transformation eyesight it not perfect, but is adequate.

Maybe it will reveal that your Transformation eyesight it really bad, and then you need a new pair of glasses (POET/PEAF).

Whatever it reveals, it can only help, and ultimately it is only you that can determine whether your Transformation Astigmatism is bearable or needs correction.

 

When was the last time your Transformation Department had an eye test?

If the answer is "a long time" why not contact us and let us give you a free eye test?

 

 

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