The larger an organization becomes, the more difficult it becomes to implement change. It’s just an inevitable reality – too many departments not communicating with each other, too many outdated but deeply entrenched protocols, all compounded by the persistent resistance to change. If you’re a worker who just wants to improve practice in your workplace it can sometimes be overwhelming.
Good ideas can die a thousand deaths in a giant bureaucracy. It can feel like like trying to play tennis with a dinosaur – you hit the ball into its court and by the time the lumbering beast moves its giant mass in place the ball is covered by the undergrowth that grew over it.
The thing is, massive organizations can change, you just have to be very persistent and supremely patient while it happens.
Understand that it’s a long game and be prepared for pushback and disappointment – but perseverance will win out in the end.