How often to you have an after-the-meeting meeting to decide how to undo what was decided at the meeting? You know what I’m talking about. For instance, getting a core group of people that think like you to try and shift the ridiculous decisions that happened at the big staff meeting. It happens because too many organizations have areas that “just aren’t discussed.” What “undiscussable” subjects haunt the meetings at your organization?
What are the issues that no one has the courage to bring up?
What are the elephants in the room that everyone refuses to point out? Large, influential organizations are crippled by limited thinking, and the refusal to broach certain issues. Sometimes it’s the fear of losing power, sometimes it’s insecurity, sometimes it’s ego, and sometimes it’s the concern of losing a job. But whatever it is, the organization, it’s mission, and you suffer.
Think about it. Have courage. Push the button. Point out the elephant. Start the conversation that pulls back the curtain and exposes the real problem. Because until that happens, nothing will ever change.