The programmes and or successes of yesterday can become a burden for today if an organisation’s activities are not continuously evaluated for effectiveness.
We must all remember that the purpose of an organisation is not only or simply self-perpetuation; it is to achieve results.
If an organisation’s results are not in line with its goals, then it needs to change. But stopping doing something is probably harder than starting it in the first place. Once started, all sorts of human fallibilities become evident such as sunk cost fallacy, escalating commitment, and bruised egos due to failure.
If you or your organisation are not achieving the expected results, then what are you going to do differently?
Adapted from Peter Drucker, The Age of Discontinuity.