“Old School” Thinking Doesn’t Cut It In Today’s Marketplace

“Old School” Thinking Doesn’t Cut It In Today’s Marketplace

The tried and true methodologies of yesteryear and yes, even yesterday in some cases simply aren’t making the cut any longer. We must face the fact the business world is changing and evolving at a continually accelerating pace. What may have gotten your business, church, or organization to the place it is now is insufficient to keep it there. Thus there is an elephant in the room that must be dealt with less your business or entity becomes another statistic.

This old school thinking doesn’t apply to the ‘for profit’ business alone. It applies to churches, ministries, and non-profit organizations all the way down to us as the individuals who make up these entities.

While I concur with the writer of the book of Ecclesiastes where in Chapter 1:9b it states, “…and there is no new thing under the sun” there are, never the less, methodologies utilized in every area of life that have changed and continue to change with each passing day.

Consider the U.S. postal service and the challenges it is facing. I can say with certainty the amount our household spends on postage is almost nil. The methodology of communicating has migrated to email and is migrating from email to social networking, instant messaging and texting. Sending a check in the mail to pay a bill is rapidly moving to online bill pay procedures. People still communicate and still pay their bills so there is nothing new under the sun about that, but HOW they do these things…that methodology has and is changing.

So what about you? Is your business or entity stuck in “old school” thinking and ways of conducting business? Is it working as well as it used to? If not, are you open-minded enough to consider other options? To be close-minded and not seek out and implement emerging methodologies or get expert help in doing so is to take one step closer to becoming another statistic.

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