“Organizations are usually destroyed through collective inaction!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
AKA the rule that ‘it’s easier to do nothing, then it is to do something.’
When I’m on stage with an audience, I will often use my PollEverywhere text message polling tool to survey the audience on a variety of issues. One of those includes the list of ‘innovation killers’ – the ideas and phrases that we use as excuses against creativity.
Most audiences answer the same way, with the most common excuse being “Why can’t we just keep doing what we’ve been doing along.’ But a close second? “We don’t need to do it right now!”
That type of attitude causes a complete and total lack of urgency, which is a curious thing right now in the context of fast business model change. Before you know it, your product, customer, market and competition will change.
Oh, and your business model too! The old rules no longer apply; new rules determine your future! If you aren’t acting not them, you are simply placing yourself on a path of failure.
Why will your business model change? Take a look at a page I put up yesterday:
10 Business Model Realities
The first two points:
- right now, there are probably a bunch of really smart people figuring out to disrupt your business model
- if you aren’t busy thinking about to disrupt your business model, they most certainly will.
The fact is, you don’t have the luxury of time anymore to figure things out, which makes your inaction of the past pretty much a guarantee for your failure in the future!
Simply put – do something!