The burden of the status quo
People wonder why it takes so much effort to make change happen — serious change. Simple answer — Newton’s first law of motion states that an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless an external force acts upon it. This is true not just for a physical object but I think it applies to all change — especially a culture change or organizational change.
The status quo is the object already in motion. Changing it is the external force.
Depending on the culture or organization we are talking about will determine how much external force will be needed to…