My organization doesn’t like change. I do.
I’ve been taking a patient, low-key, phased approach to transform this organization. Each step I’m taking, I am probing for a path of least resistance. 2 steps forward, 1 step back. It’s constant probing for what is acceptable and what will be acceptable. If you are too radical too fast, your approach won’t be adopted. Your efforts are for nothing in that case.
I identified an opportunity for changing the organization…web technology. Here are the steps so far.
- I’ve established myself as the resident technology geek. (This gives me credibility…something young folks like me need to pull off changing an organization.)
- I gained editing rights to my department’s intranet page. (This took a few months.)
- I created a Twitter account for work. (This isn’t taking off as fast as I’d like.)
- Now I’m developing a series of blog posts for the organization intranet.
I know this doesn’t sound like radical thinking, but for this organization it is. There isn’t a single internal blog. The intranet templates are horribly outdated and most links don’t work.
I’m going to launch 3 or 4 posts on Thursday night then I’m taking holiday on Friday. I’ll see if there are any results over the next week. These posts cover topics from using blogs to contracts to knowledge management.
The goal is to start conversations about updating my organization. Hopefully this will inspire some people.