The slow adoption of formalized asset management in North America has caused frustration for many proponents. Why? Triggers, or the perceived lack thereof. Even progressive organizations need a trigger, a compelling force that renders the status quo unacceptable and an expectation of consequences when they fail to act. Potential triggers may include: 1. Leaders new to a role with accountability beyond their previous experience 2. A burning platform that must be addressed in a systematic way 3. A big bad business challenge to remain competitive 4. Growing stakeholder needs to create more value with less value leakage Got a trigger? Are you sure?