By Monica E. Oss The concept of the “burning platform” to drive change is not new, but it has certainly taken on a new relevance this year. The term “burning platform” is used to describe an impending crisis, where the consequence of not changing course is to perish. The origin of the term is attributed to a worker on an oil rig on the North Sea who awoke one morning to a loud explosion and a fire on board. His choice was a tough one—stay on the burning platform or jump 30 meters into the icy waters. He decided to jump, and survived. Later, he said it was the…
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