A colleague commented that: “when a funnel fills up, some gurgles back up before it goes out.” He was using it as a change metaphor, noting that change doesn’t usually go down smoothly. There is some backlash and hesitation before the complete change is implemented.

How can you plan for the funnel effect in your next change effort? It is helpful to anticipate that there might be some “gurgling” in the process – so you expect it, as do others – and you allow for the delay in your timeline.

Nothing about change flows smoothly.


Thanks Toby!

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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