As part of our ongoing change process we have set up a Champions For Change Group. One of Jim's last acts before scuttling off for the Swiss border was to ask for volunteers for the group. Gratifyingly enough, a good sized number volunteered and they represent every tier in the hierarchy and every section in the service. This is really good news and they're all really enthusiastic and everything.
So this is, of course, a problem.
Milton has been asked the killer questions:
"It isn't fair: why do they get to be in the group? How do we make sure that other people get their turn?"
"It isn't fair: why should the people who want to volunteer to be champions for change be allowed to be champions for change?" Childish nonsense. What the hell is the point of conscripting somebody to be an advocate for something? "It isn't fair!" Poppycock.
Milton is trying to frame a suitable response to the question. Mine would be two words.