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We"ve always done it this way, haven"t we?.
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We Are Who We've Always Been by Kevin Devine, released 20 October 1. No Why 2. Instigator 3. Magic Magnet 4. Freddie Gray Blues (Feat. Swivs) 5. No History 6. Daydrunk 7. Both Ways 8. No One Says You Have To (Feat. The Mynabirds) 9. Guard Your Gates Before You're Here I Was Alive Back Then (Feat. Half Waif) We Are Who We've Always Been, Kevin Devine's reimagining . “That’s the way we’ve always done it!” This is the logical fallacy of the appeal to tradition (Latin: argumentum ad antiquitatem). In family, business, and even church circles, you see this phrase used ad nauseum when it comes to setting a direction or even considering changing course.
We’ve never done it that way before the dreaded words for every church planter. Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, . We’ve always done it that way. That statement seems so archaic to me. It sounds so closed to new thinking. It doesn’t allow for technology or science to make good changes in how we operate. It is almost a good way to say, “I learned it this way and I refuse to change. And by the way, kid, I’m taking you with me.” Well guess what folks.
Unfortunately though, those things aren’t working anymore. Whether we like to admit it or not, or whether we even realize it or not, we are holding onto them because that is the way we’ve always done it. You see, it’s easy to debunk “that’s the way we’ve always done it” . Dubbed as the 7 most expensive words in business, “we have always done it this way” is a phrase I hear each time I do a discovery session with a new prospective customer in a hospital who is having on-call problems and has asked us to come in to assist them.
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7 Replies to “We’ve Always Done It This Way ” Pingback: And You Wonder Why Business is Bad - Steve DiGioia. Mike Janu Good article Steve and you’ve hit on one on my pet hates as well, those words “we’ve always done it this way”. I encountered that with a Customer Service team I started managing a few years back.
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About the Author Marianne E. Olson is the Director at Planning Innovations and The ChildBearing : $ The most damaging phrase in the language is “We’ve always done it this way!” — Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper in an interview in Information Week, March 9,p. 52 In conclusion, Grace Hopper did communicate this notion more than once though the exact phrasing varied.
The Way We've Always Done It - The End of the Ham Story, Whiteboard Animation - Duration: Charles Alexander 2, views. “But we’ve always done it this way” is likely the response of a person who feels threatened. When faced with this challenge you will need to find a less threatening way to make change.
The other alternative is to expose the status quo as the bigger threat. Shop Because we've always done havent we?. book that way pinback button created by MikeDollinger. Personalize it with photos & text or purchase as is. Let everyone in the office know that you're an individual thinker and a champion of : Zazzle.
Innovation and creativity do not always require the market disruption of a totally new product. Innovation also entails modifying a part that has been made the same way for years and seeing a cost or performance benefit. Working in a variety of industries lets us see many of these “we have always done it that way” situations.
WADITW really means, “We can’t remember why we started doing it this way. There was some good reason in the past, but we’ve forgotten. But we DO know that this way works for us, at least so far. Give us a good reason to change.
Or, give me a minute to. I heard every excuse in the book this wouldn’t work, why do we need to do this or that’s too hard to do. Then, they said the one thing that drives me crazy – “ but we’ve always done it this way “.
After a pause and a deep breath, my response was this. Suggesting that ‘we’ve always done it that way’ makes two assumptions that aren’t necessarily true: 1) The current procedure or system worked perfectly when it was introduced.
2) The reasoning that was used when implementing the procedure/system is still valid in the present day. In response to the consultant’s question about why something is done, one of the more surprising things to hear from educated, highly competent people is, “We’ve always done it that way.” They simply cannot explain the rationale – they only know that it.
These words, attributed to Grace Hopper offer real insight into patterns that keep businesses stuck. Times change, businesses change, technology changes, and it is important to look at processes and make sure that they still make sense.
Many people say that the phrase “This is how we’ve always done it” contains the seven most expensive words in business. And, in many cases, that’s true. The 7 most expensive words in business today are: ‘We have always done it that way.’ Catherine DeVrye, Australian Executive Woman of the Year, is a #1 best selling author and global speaker on service quality and change.
This is an extract from her book ‘Hot Lemon & Honey-Reflections for Success in Times of Change. What if we re-framed “that’s the way we’ve always done it” to embody a standard of quality rather than a particular act.
I imagine we would spend more time challenging outdated practices, more time learning the tools at our disposal, and less time carrying on. We’ve always had the same person track giving and also paying the bills, plus had only one person count the money each Sunday.
This is a security issue. There should always be more than one person handling the money. And for fraud protection in the church, the person paying the bills should never deal with the income of the church. "As We Have Always Done" is a stellar read into Indigenous resurgences in the present and recent past to which we should all pay attention, non-Indigenous folks included.
Although, as I mentioned in the book club I'm part of, I sometimes felt that this book was not for me, in the sense that I do not constitute its main intended audience, I also /5.
Fighting “We’ve Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball by Mark Graban. “When we ask what we’ve always done that way or why we’ve always done it that way, sometimes there is a good reason.
If so, we should understand WHY we are doing something that way and ask if we really should continue it that way. Because That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It. by Ron Feher “It’s like deja-vu all over again.” ~Yogi Berra. T here’s an old story about a man who is watching his wife make pot roast for dinner.
As he’s watching, his wife prepares the meat and then just before she puts it into the pot for roasting, she cuts off both ends of the meat. "We have always done it that way" is no longer a viable leadership philosophy for associations. The long-term growth and success of these organizations depends on their ability to innovate, and this book explores a wide variety of issues and ideas that should be the basis for meaningful dialogue about how to make that happen.5/5(1).
Might we now see Union Pacific Airlines? Or, Santa Fe Overnight Delivery? In what areas of your business do you complacently say; We’ve always done it that way? How has it effected your opportunities for innovation and growth?
What strategic opportunities are you missing? In what areas is your future being determined by horses asses? Why Saying "That’s How We’ve Always Done It" Hurts Your Company Published on July 9, July 9, • 1, Likes • Comments.