7 ways to bake innovation into your company’s culture
26 Nov 2022
After my first week of being hired at a manufacturing company, I saw an opportunity for efficiency if workers simply altered the process in which they were fulfilling orders. I made my suggestions to the owner of the business, after which he shook his head and replied, “Thanks, but we’ve been doing it this way for years.”
Thinking about something in a new way is often hard for people to grasp. Our minds are programmed to establish patterns of familiarity so that we can more easily predict approach and outcomes. When a new idea is introduced in business, you can almost always expect resistance.