Chris Rodgers suggests that the most useful things in organisations come from people willing to operate at the margins. This where unexpected things can emerge. Unfortunately, organisations typically reward more obvious, linear efforts that conform to command-and-control. It pays to act like the mastermind of a big project. As Chris puts it
“The trick here is to become a “marginal man” without becoming a ‘nowhere man – sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody’
Facilitators will know what he means.