Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Mark Twain Quote

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform - Mark Twain.

I came across this quote today and found it interesting in light of the elections here in the US yesterday. I think the results say that Americans were ready for a change, time to reform.

What about at work? Is everyone going in the same direction? Is that going to bring improvement to the organization, or does someone have to change things up? It's the organizations that don't see the need for change that end up suffering. Think about the record companies. They were happy to make large profits on records and then CDs. They didn't see the need to reform when MP3s started to show up. A radical shift to the industry was brought about by reformers.

So if you're following the processes and procedures because that's the way it's always been done, think about how you can change things for the better.

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