Les McKeown's Predictable Success Blog
Once an organization slides into The Big Rut it is almost always impossible to get out alive. And once there, very, very few organizations are given the gift of a slap in the face so powerful that it shatters their complacency and begins the process of reversing the inevitable slide into irrelevancy.
Horrible as it is, the Deepwater oil spill was such an opportunity for BP. They were given a big enough jolt to rock them out of their comfort zone, but they blew it. The recent reshuffling of the decks, putting a long-time BP insider in the CEO position shows – no matter how good Mr Dudley is – that they haven’t grasped the precariousness of their position, and how desperately, deeply, definitively, they need to ‘top kill’ their own culture.
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