Falling off the Cliff with the Rest
Research shows that it takes but only a few people to influence the majority to follow the lead of a minority. If you had a hunch that we are like sheep you’re right. Apparently the larger the crowd, the smaller the number of people who know why the crowd is going in a particular direction.
Stop for a moment and ask yourself where this herd mentality is influencing your leadership. What about your management decisions? The direction of your organization?
The assumption that the crowd knows best cannot always be true. Sticking with the crowd can leave you behind; create blind spots in your operations, your organizational culture, devolving you and the company into a perpetual state of stuck-ness.
The crowd isn’t bad or wrong. They do create a false sense of comfort. And once lulled by its safety, the cliff comes faster in today’s business environment
Art by Sergio Gil Sanchez