Does participation mean commitment?

Participants in vision building are not by definition committed to carrying out the experiments. There can be two reasons for this:

  • They are often unable to, because they are not taking part on behalf of the people they represent or with a carte blanche for further action from their managers
  • They sometimes don't want to: some participants first want to wait and see what happens.

 Smart choice of participants

The transition professional is able to choose participants in such a way as to maximise the chance that they will remain committed to a follow-up. Their commitment must in any case be clear when you are preparing specific plans for experiments. See also the cluster 'Producing an action plan'.