Every so often organizations should step back and be disruptive. By disruptive I mean challenging the status quo or as the title indicates our normal processes. Is this a good time for your organization to take a good look at your mission and the way that you go about facilitating your mission? Has your team drifted into just plain ol’ plain ol’ boring?
As with any group or organization you stand on the shoulders of the hard work and dedication of those that have come before you. Many times as organizations grow, they rely on a “the way that its always been done” mentality. Other times organizations can even drift from their original intentions. I never want to be disrespectful to those who have created the systems and processes that are currently in use. However, we need to make sure that we are always looking forward and continuing to be relevant. Often times that means being a little disruptive.
So, I would like to challenge each of you to think hard about your company, church, team, division etc. and ensure that you are doing a great job of building on top of what already exists. Below are some ground rules to consider as you embark on disrupting the status quo.
As you begin, here are a few ground rules that I believe to be important for organizational growth and unity.
Bigger than you’ve ever previously thought about your job, company team etc. Lets make sure that we approach this without any limiting beliefs.
Be a “Raving Fan” of all that we are doing as an organization. Our fans or clients will be attracted to an organization of people who are positive.
Be “respectfully critical” Lets be open to blowing up old and new ideas about the way we are approaching our business.