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Do we need to be wary of acceptance?

I thought I would share some questions that I have posed to a KM group I am mentoring… see what you think.

When does the inertia of acceptance tip to the point of failure?

When does the inertia cause a flip?

As controlled destruction of organisational norms works towards accelerating the organisation towards a better fit to the organisational landscape, is acceptance a form of inertia?

Does increasing acceptance for the new state actually create an inertia mass, producing deceleration, that eventually flips, creating an overwhelming negative force that pulls the organisation off course, generating strategic drift?

Diffusion of innovationsGoing further, does an overwhelming acceptance mass inside the organisation actually run contrary to resilience?

Linking this to diffusion of innovations theory, is the trigger for a new state of controlled destruction, or the tipping point for a jump to a new state, the weight of acceptance mass generated by the late majority?

What about another question, do we need to harness predators (see: the nature of complexity, predators needed) to encourage disruption, allowing them to prey on the inertia of acceptance and, in doing so, ensure continued acceleration?

Do we need to be wary of acceptance?

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