When we're asked about feedback to improve something, we tend to talk first about new things to add. A new feature to a website, a new team in an organisation, a new dish on a menu.... but what if the website is already too stuffed? The organisation is already stretched? The menu already too long? Building doesn't necessarily requires to go high... but surely to bring value A study reported by Adams et al. in Nature shows that we naturally favour adding over substracting in decision making. And even more so when under stress, for example when we're multi-tasking, already busy with a primary activity. Can you think about how doing less adds more value than doing more? Stopping activities brings the fresh air and resources that allow you to be more productive in your main activities.
We've all heard before that you shouldn't change a winning team and it's true to an extent. However in markets where changes are happening constantly, it's better not to have all your eggs in one basket or else you'll risk loosing it all to other businesses who keep innovating. I've always smoked, why should I change? Some habits are hard to kick indeed If an old habit is an excuse not to try something new, then that's sad. If you're not the person in charge, then your mission becomes to change that with tact and at the right time. Immediate change is sometimes impossible for processes that have been going on for ages, unless a disruption occurs (like a pandemic for example!). Be careful though of not breaking things that work: if you don't monitor closely the effect of changes then you could easily do unproductive changes that will hurt your business. Monitor and get feedback on your actions to make sure you're going in the right direction... an