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"burning Platform"

Posted by Bob on July 11, 2006

In Reply to: "Burning Platform" posted by Smokey Stover on July 11, 2006

: : What is the meaning of the phrase "burning Platform"?

: I would really like to see some context for this. There are many things burned on platforms, including human bodies (suttee), but it's impossible to ascribe a more definite meaning to the phrase than "a platform on which things are burned," unless Teewhy cares to give us something more to go on.
: SS

When I googled it, I found a number of references to change management. It seems to be biztalk, current jargon for a crisis so severe, it forces people and organizations to change. The strategic point is to induce change before it gets to the burning platform stage. There's lots more available via a google search.

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