That is the way we’ve always done it…

Is anything more frustrating?

change

Can you imagine what would have happened if someone within Apple would have told Steve Jobs, “Because that’s the way we have always done it?”  It would not have been pretty.  Change is often painful, but it is often equally necessary.

This is something leaders must address and not allow to creep into the vocabulary of their teams.  Tradition and history are important but if they are standing in the way of innovation…they must be evaluated.

In today’s Jackson Sun article entitled, Words we need to forget, I deal with this and other issues which stand in the way of innovation.

When was the last time you suggested something new, either at home or at work?  What response did you receive?  If it was met with resistance, I will go out on a limb and guess some of you heard, “This is the way we’ve always done it.”  Is anything more offensive?  Is anything more frustrating?  Continue reading…

What have been the largest hurdles for your organization to overcome?

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