Our company is in the midst of breaking a lot of things. And we’re doing it on purpose.
Because it can be put back together in a better way…smarter way…and a way that will work better for the next season.
In The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner argue that all ideas have to be periodically deconstructed. Before it’s absolutely necessary, it’s a good idea to challenge every assumption and process, and when necessary, tear it all down so you can build it back up.
Too many times, we think there’s only one way to do something. Usually, it’s our way, or the familiar way. But we must always believe that there’s a better way to do something. We won’t improve naturally – we get worse naturally. Only when we challenge the assumption and deconstruct stuff will we create something that’s better.