"...the central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society [read: project]. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself [read: avoid dissing a project that might be worthy but not culturally compatible].”
Who said these words of wisdom? None other than Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former White House advisor and U.S. Senator.
So, what to make of this idea?
Point 1: Culture dominates! If your project methodology is counter-cultural, then be advised: "some work required here"
Point 2: Culture is changeable, but politics is untidy tool!. Politics, sometimes at variance with long-held beliefs [organizational, not necessarily personal], and sometimes at variance with principles [actionable guidance around beliefs] is often the tactial plan of the moment.
Point 3: Culture adapts to the new reality over time, if actions are repeated consistently.
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