A demand is a perverse kind of speech act. A demand is
presented as a request for something, with the implication that the
requester will be satisfied if the demand is met. But this implied
commitment is rarely honoured. Instead, as soon as there is the
slightest chance that the demand will be satisfied, the demand is at
Veryard Projects coined the term Demanding Change to denote the
recursive loop (vicious circle):
People demand changes of various kinds.
Changes themselves make demands on people.
As a special case, we can identify the technological form Demanding
Technology Management generates demands on
people and organizations.
Change Management generates demands on technology
solutions and technical staff
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