Contrary to the stereotype, public sector managers have sometimes been too gung-ho in their attitude to risk when developing and implementing information technology projects, wasting many millions of pounds of taxpayer’s money in the process.
I don’t disagree, but it’s easy to misunderstand the core ‘evolution not revolution’ message. This isn’t an invitation to abandon all ambition.
I absolutely agree, the only way to deliver change is through steady, incremental improvements. But you need people at the top who can think in revolutionary terms. The journey of a thousand miles begins – and continues – with a single step. But you need to know where you’re headed.