The Experience – Stagnation Trade Off

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Most businesses like the idea of having an experienced team.

And most consumers like to think there’s an experienced team behind the product or service that they’re buying.

However, there is always a risk that having an experienced team can lead to stagnation.

It’s hard for the experienced team to keep generating new ideas, to stay on the cutting edge, to challenge the status quo.

They are the status quo!

The best way to avoid this is to have a mix of Old vs New, Experienced vs Novice.

What mix? What’s the right ratio? What’s the formula?

It depends on your company, the company dynamics & the people within it.

But you should absolutely be aware of where your company is on the Experience-Stagnation Curve.

And, if you’re getting closer to the Stagnation end of the curve, maybe it’s time to get some fresh eyes in.

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