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and to challenge (with these guides, not in a confrontational
way) conventional wisdom about the purposes of doing things and the
way needed things are done now.
Guide 10Persevere in Seeking
Change; It Takes a Long Time
The necessary cultural change in the Navy can take 5 to 7 years
or longer. Installation of smaller system changes may also take
many months to 1 to 2 years. Persevere, persevere, persevere should
be the motto. It is critical to seek continuous,
evolutionaryrather than only revolutionarychanges.
“Communicate” is a secondary mantra in this guide.
Upward communication of needs and issues to higher levels of the
Navy is often as important as the constant motivational and
substantive messages to those below.