August 1, 2015

Experiments that work


By the time you’ve been doing things for a while is likely you’ve got some things down pat, you know what works.

It’s also possible that you settled into doing things that way because, one time, you tried something, and it worked. You experimented, the thing span around pretty well and without too much noise, so huh, do it the same way next time. And the next.

Experiments that work can turn into the way we do thing around here. Without questions. And quick.

What if there was another way? What if someone suggested something that might be faster, leaner, smarter, cheaper? What about slower but more cohesive? Or using partners?

Would you embrace it as another experiment, or – you know what you know – grunt and keep on keepin’ on?

Change can look a lot like the kind of experiments that got you here in the first place. And most experiments that work, could work better.

Skippy Strategy: You make things up. Some of them work. Don’t get stuck. Keep experimenting.