As mentioned in my last episode, I spent some of my vacation time in the summer listening to a backlog of podcast episodes. One of the podcasts I regularly listen to is Akimbo by Seth Godin.
In an episode from this summer, titled: Creating the Conditions for Change Seth talks about his experience changing a culture at a summer camp and the specific actions that he took to make the change happen.
This links into a key concept that Seth outlines in one of the first episodes that re-ran this summer: Status Roles. If there is one link you follow or one episode that you listen to from Akimbo, please make it this one.
The reason why Connected Change includes Power and Influence as an element and, also culture, is because of Status and Affiliation, and how this contributes to culture and how you can use it to change culture.
This is linked into the concept of recognition and rewards that I talked about in this episode of Change Course. When I say that recognition needs to be visible and come from a person with power, this is the underlying reason why.
This is also one of the things that drives the adoption curve (diffusion of innovation) – the fear of being left behind.
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