Because we have always done it this way!


This week I encountered this problem. A new way to think and doing something and a reluctance, almost open defiance, to new ways. When asked why not, because we have always done it this way!

That’s a poor answer to a set of reasonable questions.

Why do we allow the contractor to deviate from their work method? Why do put experience ahead of innovation? Why do we allow this risk when we could have zero? Why is this our policy? Why do we let him decide these issues?

The real answer is, “Because if someone changes it, that someone will be responsible for what happens.”

Are you okay with that being the reason things are the way they are? I’m not!


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