Boring to Beautiful
21 May 2021 at 11:00:00
Yesterday, I gave our regular workshop session to a new client.
It’s the session that we present to members of staff within the organisation, in order to prepare them for completing the GOVindicia® survey.
I started with my normal question,
“What is governance to you?”
I got a lot of the usual responses, legislation, regulation, rules, requirements, codes... I think you get the point.
And then came something that surprised me, although perhaps it shouldn’t have,
“Governance is boring.”
I took a sharp intake of breath although it wouldn’t of been noticed, and considered carefully how to respond.
I searched Google, and found what I was looking for; and put it up on the screen. It was a video of starlings in murmuration.
I asked the group,
“What do you see?”
“What if your organisation was able to look and perform like a murmuration of starlings?”
The same person who had previously described governance as being ‘boring’ proudly stated,
“That would be beautiful.”