Mom, why do we cut off the sides of the meatloaf when we put it in the oven? She thinks for a second before she responds, that’s a good question. I actually don’t know. Your grandmother used to prepare it like that. I’ll call her and ask.
So she rings her mother asking, mom, why do we cut off the sides of the meatloaf when we bake it in the oven? After a short moment of silence, her mother replies, I actually don’t know. Your grandmother used to prepare it like that. I’ll call her and ask.
When she asks her mom, she starts laughing immediately. She says, child, when your father and I were young, the oven was too small, so we had to cut the ends to make it fit.
Old habits die hard.
Many companies today still don’t treat their employees the way they should, simply because that’s what they used to do back in the day. The times have changed. Apply a talent-centric approach, or your employee will find the next employer who will.
2 replies on “old habits die hard”
I believe it’s a two-way relationship. It takes time to build trust. Trust between people, for one thing, is not instant. Patience is something- I would even consider it a skill – I believe, many people need to learn again; when searching for something, when giving a chance to someone and something, and when getting an opportunity to do your thing. The way people, services and things are sometimes instantly being judged is often the opposite of how those same people and their skills would like to be treated by others.
It’s true, how we judge and how we want to be judged are quite far apart. Super keen insight. Thank you so much Jonas for shining your light on this.