- We don't have time for any new approaches.
- Can we just focus on what's in front of us?
- Let's stick to the knitting.
- Don't fix what ain't broken.
- Don't be an egghead.
- The boss wants something that's tried and true.
- We can't afford to be creative.
- Just meet the deadline.
- That's not a "best practice."
- We'd be laughed out of the office.
- I'm not dedicating any resources to that.
- And just when would that turn a profit?
- If you know what's good for you, drop it.
- Submit it to the committee.
- If that approach was any good at all, someone would have already done it.
- That sounds way too simple.
- That's outside your area of expertise.
- Is anyone else supporting this?
- You're moving too quickly.
- They'll never buy it upstairs.
- Let's wait until somebody else does it.
Friday, June 13, 2008
21 Ways Bright Ideas Are Squelched
Posted by Michael Wade at 7:15 AM