I’ve often admired mechanical engineers and their ability to take a system and revamp it, redirect it, to increase output or productivity.
When a dam is constructed, the development of a new normal means the production of hydroelectric power. Changing the direction in which a body of water is flowing is far more major than opting for a road less traveled on my GPS.
The thing is, these individuals don’t just give it a go; they research. They make models and do trials on a smaller scale before bringing reality to fruition. They learn their surroundings.
We are in a new normal.
Our world today looks very different than any of us could ever have imagined, and more unknown lies ahead.
So how can we make this work to our advantage? We must leave what worked in the past in the past.
Now, please don’t hear me say you should abandon everything, throw in the towel, and start from scratch.
DO hear me say it’s time to do your field research.
What platforms are you utilizing to reach others? Log in and push all the buttons, try all the things, become intimately acquainted with your latest tools to have impactful results!
In a new normal where apps have become verbs, and the common assumption is you need only wear professional attire from the waist up, we have to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Listen to others in your field and see what’s working, especially what’s working well.
There will always be many unknowns and countless things beyond our control. We cannot change this fact. We can, however, be agents of change.
Respond, rather than react, to donors and owners. Set yourself up for success by not seeing a need for a new approach as a failure.
I can’t wait to hear the innovations your team explores, and I am always available directly if you need someone to bounce ideas off for support.