Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Audience Answers: Burning Platforms?
I have been sharing thoughts for a while, now it is your turn. I wan to hear your feedback on some questions that I have been pondering.
Many Lean transformations stories start with a burning platform. The term is used to describe an extremely urgent or compelling business situation in order to convey, in the strongest terms, the need for change. The crisis may already exist and just needs to be highlighted. Using this process, you can get people's attention and build awareness of the need for change very quickly.
We have all heard of them. Typically is has to do with a company going out of business (poor financial results) if they don't improve.
So my question is this: Does a Lean Transformation need a "burning platform" to be successful? And, what happens when the company improves and the burning platform is out, how do you keep the pressure on.
I'd like to hear your feedback and experience with burning platforms.