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As we all begin to open our business again and get back to work there is more at stake than simple survival and the resumption of “normal”.

Here’s the biggest mistake many organizations will make. They’ll step right back into the same operations from which they paused. So, what’s the danger in restarting as normal?



The quarantine forced you to change. I realize that kind of change was abrupt and the damage the virus has caused has been very painful. But the crisis has shown us that we are capable of adapting to a new normal.

In fact, the disruption has presented us with two leadership styles:

  1. Reluctant leaders. They are slow to make changes and move on from the past.
  2. Agile leaders. They are quick to adapt and move forward. They find solutions and put them to work.

A crisis can be an opportunity to spark innovation

Many leaders pivoted, set up online services, leveraged Zoom, started shooting more videos and became much more active digitally. They adapted and figured out a clear path forward.

Going back into your traditional work environment can kill your innovation if you let it. It will feel great to see the team again and connect but before you know it, you’ll stop innovating. We get it. Change is hard. But don’t waste this opportunity. Don’t waste the progress you’ve made.

Come back better than ever

Don’t let the sudden lack of pressure and creativity during restart around limit your thinking and learning. Crisis can be a cradle for innovation. The future belongs to the innovators.

Let the experts at Lean Learning Center help you carve out the path forward to restart better than ever. We offer virtual training, blended training, virtual coaching and more. Fill out the contact form below. One of our lean experts will help you put together a custom program within your budget.

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