In my last note to you, I talked about mowing my lawn and the focus I achieve by doing it. And while thinking through this topic (while I was mowing my lawn), I couldn’t help but wonder why the lawn services that cut my neighbors’ grass mow in a different direction each week.
- Is it for their convenience or efficiency?
- Is it because they like to express their creativity?
- Does it do some good for your yard?
Well, after a bit of research, it turns out that there is indeed a benefit for your grass.
According to Scotts.com, your grass learns which direction it’s being cut from if you mow in the same pattern. By varying your mowing patterns, you can avoid forming ruts in the lawn and the grass will stand up nice and tall since it’s being mowed from all different directions. Who knew?
“So, what the heck does this have to do with my company?” you’re wondering.
It makes me cringe to even write it, but how many times have you heard someone in your company say, “because we’ve always done it that way”? Well, that’s one example of a pattern. And potentially a bad one.
You see, by keeping the same old business practices, or mowing in the same pattern, you may be missing out on some massive benefits for your company. Think speed (new workflows), efficiency (new technology), and accuracy (new products).
By creating and staying in those theoretical ruts, you are missing out on increased profits and other meaningful benefits to your team and company.
So, let’s get your team out of that rut and create new business practices that lead to a lush, green lawn – and more green in your bank account, too.
If you’re looking to develop better habits in your business and experience growth with confidence, call us.