Today's Bizerm™ is “Dino-sore”. "Dino" symbolizes the employees or
management unwilling to try new ideas. They feel that all traditional
practices and procedures work well enough so they faithfully stick with
them. Instead of change as a road to improvement, they see it as an
"Sore" completes the dinosaur homonym. It represents the harm these
individuals do to an organization's productivity, morale, or talent.
Generation X and Y have been taught from primary school through
college to be creative and innovative. The lack of acceptance of the new
ideas devalues the individuals in these generations. They forget dinosaurs
During the many down-sizings experienced recently in the corporate
world, Dino-sores have consistently been at the top of the indispensable
list. At EDS grey hair was predominant during their downsizing. As GM
and Chrysler cut their ranks following their bankruptcies employees that
were not proficient in new technology and work ethics were quick to
Not updating procedures, equipment, or policies will cause an
organization to loss a competitive edge. The best talent in any field goes
where resources and equipment are up-to-date and fresh ideas are
welcomed with analytical hope. Therefore most companies now work
hard to keep up with the latest technology.
Dino-sores are not easy to change. It will take constant work on your
part. When they reject a new idea remind them of other successful new
ideas you have had within your organization. If you cannot think of any
feel free to remind them how the cell phone benefited communication,
the microwave completely changed the food industry, and direct deposit
has made payroll easier and more efficient.
Do not let an endangered species act derail you – Dino Sores need to
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