• Maturity Models don’t work
  • Maturity models are for CHUMPS
  • Maturity models tell us we are done once we reach a certain destination… and then the world passes us by
  • Maturity models tell us (and leaders) to stop dedicating resources once we have arrived
  • Maturity models tell us we all follow the same path to success
  • Maturity models tell us technology is a checklist to be completed and not an exciting journey to continually explore and improve
  • Growth is a linear progression through a number of discrete phases, each marked by unique characteristics.
  • Growth looks the same across organisations, teams, and individuals. The context may affect the path, but it doesn’t affect the phases, what characterizes them or in what order they occur.
  • What is on the right of the maturity is generally assumed to be ‘good’, whereas the left is assumed to be ‘bad’. This makes maturity models highly normative.

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