“We have always done it this way”
I have always hated this phrase! It epitomises everything that is wrong with closed minds in the business world, “We’ve done ok so far” yell the non-believers, and this may be true, but that is in the past, how are you dealing with the future?
This phrase brings with it an inability to modernise your business, to take advantage of advances in technology and changes to public thinking and mind set, if your competitors are changing and you don’t, there’s only one thing you are getting…..and that’s left behind.
What a horrible mind set and an absolute sure fire way to kill a business, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but soon…unless as a business owner or director, senior manager or supervisor you take those mindsets and do something to change them.
Who knows you may even find new and exciting opportunities along the way, avenues of income you didn’t know existed, meet new people and companies that might benefit you in ways you can’t imagine right now. At the very least you will be growing your network and, learning new things and widening your horizons which can never be a bad thing.
We all know that there is pain that goes along with modernising a business, making changes to systems or procedures, it’s never plain sailing or simple and mistakes do get made along the way, however, whichever way you cut it that short liver pain is infinitely better than the pain of losing a once great business just because you’ve always done it this way.
So what’s stopping you?
Here’s a great article on the subject frm Forbes