There’s little room to blindly follow what was. It’s time to create. To question. To imagine. To innovate.
While traditions might be nice in a family setting, they can be disastrous in the business world. If you think about it, the whole idea of a tradition causes us to turn off our brains. It is the easy, lazy thing to do. Just blindly follow the past so you don’t have to do the hard work of critical thinking in the present.
If your business is more than 12 months old, it has traditions. The problem is, they may not be helping to move your business forward. Concepts, processes, techniques, and rituals of the past may hold you back in today’s ultra-competitive climate. Worse yet, your people may be turning off their minds and failing to bring fresh ideas forward at the time your company needs it the most.
Why not open your eyes wide and look for the “traditions” in your company? Go on a mission to uncover those outdated traditions, and find a better way to “innovate” them. The best leaders remain intensely focused on reinvention—from product design to logistics; marketing to facilities. Now is a perfect time to focus on creating your own new, fresh, and game-changing traditions.