Steve, Brighton, UK Posted August 24, 2012 by Simple Rules Foundation

I am a consultant in the UK working with top teams to align change programs at organisation, team and individual levels.

The following are the Simple Rules that a group of colleagues and I in the US and UK have agreed on for the project we are working on. The reference to elephants is about naming the proverbial elephant in the room – the project is all about undiscussable and taboo subjects in organisations, groups and teams, so we intend to ‘walk the talk’ as well as deliver as a project team. That was what drove the creation of these.

  • Name elephants
  • Acknowledge and value our differences
  • Ask questions and check assumptions
  • Do what you say you will & ask for support if you can’t