It doesn’t matter if you’re right.
It doesn’t matter if the change you’re proposing is the exact thing your organization needs to do to thrive or even survive.
If you can’t get anyone to listen to you or anyone to implement the change, no one will ever know you were right.
Driving change is about linking up the right change with the ability to bring about the change.
Driving change is perceived to take longer than driving people, but I don’t think it takes longer.
Because driving people seems faster (I order them to do it today and they do it today) but never works for long.
I’ll take success at the pace it comes over failing to implement.
As Seth Godin says, it isn’t about what you make, it’s about what you ship.
And, in changing organizations, shipping is implementing.
So when you’re thinking about driving people to get to your right answer faster, remember:
So what if you’re right?
Then drive change.
Why not try?