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Resistance to Innovation
How often do you hear the words 'We've always done it this way' around your organisation? Wasn't it only last month that a senior manager blocked a new employee's suggestion with that exact phrase, adding: ‘It's not your responsibility'. If all this sounds overly familiar, it's time to seriously examine the way in which your organisation operates in today's rapidly changing environment. Certainly, it's important to build on your past successes and not simply change for the sake of change, which is a costly exercise in itself. But, never forget that, even if you don't change, your competitors and customers may. Too often, people confuse necessary change with change for the sake of change. Every organisation - regardless of its past success - should always remain open to new ideas. It's a recipe for disaster to say: ‘Let's keep it in mind', without at least proper assessing if an idea is actually working. Read the full article on LinkedIn.
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