Thursday, July 12, 2018

DramaticDoubleDutch

Double Dutch is a jump rope game played around the world.  It heightens the difficulty of jumping a single rope which is moving in one direction by adding a second rope, moving simultaneously in the opposite direction -- with ever increasing speeds.

In effect, the level of the challenge gets ramped up, a bunch.

Drama has the same impact on organizational problems.  It adds little or nothing in the way of resolution likelihood, and more often than not exacerbates the complexity of issues that are already more than challenging enough.  Call it Double Dutch Drama, but it's no game.

The best leaders I know infuse the organization with people and processes that effectively minimize the prospects of drama turning problems into a Double Dutch nightmare.

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