All organisations have their seasons: new CEO, market changes, the economy dives; new Governments, policies, regulations; reorgs, reshuffles and restructures.

The Specialist-Generalist always needs to be attuned to the organisational climate – and be quick to recognise lasting changes in the weather.

Good moves that weren’t possible at one moment in time, can suddenly become do-able. Not least because in more stable times, organisational ‘permafrost’ can freeze the best laid change plans in their tracks.

When things start to warm up; the usual ‘pack ice’ often cracks. Although things can seem too unstable, if you’re agile, the opportunity to make important change is there – among the icebergs.

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