Bottom-up change

I am on the lowest hierarchical rung in our organisation, and it took me 14 months to have my ideas enacted, this would take a manager 2 days.

There’s a reason for this: Managers are trusted to make the best decisions for the organisation, for the staff and for our customers. They are paid more to reflect this responsibility and accountability.

The buck stops with the manager, so they have more of  say.

The buck does not stop with me, so I have less of a say.

Hence two of my ideas have become orgnaisational standards about 14 months after I first put them in motion.

My point is that bottom-up change takes longer than top-down.  I just don’t know if I’m that patient.


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