How many times have you found yourself wanting to take a different stand than the conventions of your organization dictate? Or wanting to take a different path than the one ‘prescribed’ by organizational norms? And how often have you hesitated to be so bold, concerned about the potential impact these actions might have on your career?
Organizational culture and norms are strong magnets pulling actions in a common direction, and getting outside that magnetic field without flying off the grid is not easy. Yet, if there were never any challenges to those norms, there would be no innovation. It is to the organization’s benefit to keep the cultural door cracked open. Continue reading