The power in a meaningful company doing work that matters is in the people’s will to sustain the pursuit of being better. Nobody can take that away from you besides you.
November 25 2018
“It’s not how we do things” can be an empowering or limiting statement, depending on its context:
- Because it’s not what our industry does. So do it. Un-learning industry rules and playing a different game frees us from commoditization and marginal service.
- Because it’s not our culture. So don’t do it. Standing up for your team’s culture is a rarity that attracts others with similar values, be they comrades or clients.
Sometimes rules are for breaking. Sometimes they’re worth defending when everyone else has forgotten them.