The Gorilla Story and "why things never change"

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by shades, Sep 26, 2010.

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  1. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    I have been looking for this for a long time and finally found it. I find that it applied quite well to a situation I once had in an insurance company when I advised them that a change was necessary and the answer I recieved was "We have always done it that way, so we can't change it"! My answer to that was "HUH"!! Then one day someone told me the following story...enjoy!:

    http://www.connectionsproject.ilstu...e_syllabus/07_SDW_gorilla_story_on_change.pdf

    I believe it's on the second page so please don't miss this...it's great stuff IMO! Has anyone ever experienced the same answer to a query or suggestion? That answer being "that's the way it's always been done!"
     
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  2. Huw

    Huw Well-Known Member

    I was going to get a banana from the kitchen, but you've put me right off :D all that water!
     
  3. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    :biggrin:

    shades that was interesting and pretty typical too I think..
     
  4. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    It's Pavlov's dogs all over again :laugh:
    Just shows how easy it is to condition mammals, including us.
     
  5. Huw

    Huw Well-Known Member

    ''shades that was interesting and pretty typical too I think.. ''


    I was going to say, :D all those deluded, nasty gorillas, but I didn't want to upset any gorillas that might have read the post....
     
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