Old methods will do harm

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

Apr 13

Cubicle Warriors know that to sit still is to put yourself into a vulnerable position in your career.

But, I don’t think I’ve ever thought through continuing to use previous methods to solve problems in the workplace.

Over at The Recruiting Edge, Jim Stroud says that using the old methods will, in fact, do harm. While he is talking about recruiting of Generation Y people into the work force, the thought of old methods “doing harm” rang true to me.

As we’re doing the work, we must consistently be willing to release our methods of work to something new. We much consistently integrate what we know works in the past with what works right now.

Much easier said than done. People will fall back to what has worked in the past. It is part of that “experience” DNA.

Jim’s article had me thinking that the “experience” DNA will do us harm in our careers. Let’s make sure it doesn’t.

Enjoy your weekend.

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About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.