Last weekend I watched a movie with my wife called “The Croods”. Did you watch it? if your response is not you should look at in Youtube and watch it. Even more, if you have kids watch with them too.
Based in prehistoric times, The Croods (the family name) survived by two simple and clear rules – “Never leave the cave” and “Never do anything new or different”. These rules were instilled into the family by overprotective dad, Grug.
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“Never Leave the Cave”
For me the metaphor with our current living conditions is easy to interprete as “Stay in the confort zone” and you won’t have to face any challenge or surprise.
If you are in the company that is involved in an Digital or Agile transformation you (as manager for instance) would prefer to stay in the cave (area of expertise).
“Never do anything new or different”
This phrase means for me “living in a safe way” is the best way to avoid problems. However, nothing keeps in the same way forever so the best way to deal with changes is the ability to adapt.
“No more caves, Grug.”
In one moment of the movie the family decided to adopt a new rule “No more caves, Grug”. It means, the safety and rules that are passed down from the past are not always helpful and enough.
Last but not least, the best way to stay aways of risks is to adapt to the change using our creativity and flexibility