Run into the masked man of "that’s not something we do here" in your organization?  Sometimes Seth says it better than anyone else could…makes you realize that our issues are a lot more about how it is EVERYWHERE than we think.  If you’ve ever heard, "that’s not how we do it here" or "we’ve never done it that way before" or "that’ll never work here" you’ve experienced this particular masked man.

In a very short but powerful post today Seth said:


  • Most organizations need a good reason to do something new.
  • All they need is a flimsy excuse to not do something for the first time.
  • And they often need a lawsuit to stop doing something they’re used to.

Oh my…ever feel like what you’re facing is all your own deal?  Well…apparently it’s not the case.  What he’s got to say is worth remembering.  What are you going to do about it?   For starters I think I’ll make a little card and just hand it to the next person that says "we don’t do it that way here."  Thankfully I’m in the kind of place that doesn’t live in that world very often.  But believe me…it seems to be pretty common.

We Don’t Do It That Way Here