Do we need a consultant?
May 25 - The best wishes of CEO's don't always translate easily into action.
AM and East both see the logic of my reorganisation. But - and it's a massive but - when we dedicated a little time to it - and that's all we've managed to find - we immediately ran into trouble.
How do we define new patches?
Have we really got enough people to run them?
How do we change incentives?
How do we avoid cluttered lines of accountability overwhelming senior managers?
It's not that straightforward.
And when we all managed a quick conversation this afternoon it was East who raised the question "do we need a consultant to help us on this?"
We've never really done this. Darn it, I don't like consultants. So he was brave to mention it.
And after the initial negative reaction from me I had to agree to go away and sleep on it.
And with a glorious weekend in prospect I may even leave that until next week.