So I'm sitting here in Amish Country right now, sipping green tea (yeah, I'd rather be drinking a tripleshot caramel latte but supposedly this stuff is good for me - shout out to Nik Tipler) in Java Jo's, Berlin, Ohio's main coffee shop. Here's the interesting thing, the old Java Jo's burned down about a year ago, and this new one I'm sitting in is the new improved version.
The surprising thing is just how much better this new version is. It really is leaps and bounds better than the old Java Jo's in everything from design to floorspace, window positioning and lighting, and I seriously wonder if the owners would have gone this renegade if they hadn't been forced to by fire.
Now, I'm not proposing you go and burn down your business building, but I am saying that maybe you want to consider starting from scratch when a business or organizational situation is too far gone. For instance, I sometimes encounter client project maps in the Gyronix System that are so far gone due to Worst Practices that I recommend they create a new map and copy the contents from the old map into an In-Tray map part of the new map. Then the order of the day is to prune ruthlessly and use the Gyronix Project Template, designed for use with ResultsManager and MindManager, to regain control.
Sometimes, rising like a Phoenix from the ashes is better than sitting in the old building, waiting for the implosion.
Here are a couple of pics of me in Amish Country
(by the way, this post was written to the tunes of the Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds' album: Astonishing compositions.)