Too Much of a Good Thing

One of those lessons you learn early in life is that you can have too much of a good thing. Too much candy, you get cavities. Too much ice cream, a stomach ache. Too much booze, a hangover.

Here's an article (by way of Francis Wade, the Caribbean Organization Development consultant and blogger) about a wonderful windfall of change that came to a town in upstate New York, that became "too much of a good thing."

One townsperson said it well:

"Anytime you have this much change, you lose something too."

This change management story illustrates that even the best-intentioned change agent can end up being seen as a monster.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, Oct 19, 2007


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