Next week the UK will have a national referendum on an issue on which very few people care. Whether the country keeps the ‘first past the post’ system for its general election, or moves to an ‘alternative vote’ system is not a topic that is on many people’s lips.

If there was a ‘don’t care’ voting option, I’m sure it would win.

The general public’s apathy results from people’s general disinterest in the voting system, but is compounded by the limited change that the AV approach would deliver.

Why introduce a change that is merely incremental?

If you are leading change in your organisation, make it count. Don’t go through the hassle of planning, communication and implementation if the benefits are barely imperceptible. Far better to focus your efforts on changes that will make a real difference, on changes that matter.

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