Beware the dulling effect of a predictable routine on the performance of your team. It might just be the single most dangerous adversary standing between you and future success. 

A consistent operating routine is innately comfortable. It’s like that favorite sweater or, settling into your recliner in front of the game on Sunday afternoon. In business, the routine might sound like: monthly forecast meetings, quarterly updates, weekly staff meetings, March and October trade shows, summer strategy offsite, fall budgeting, year-end close. Rinse and repeat. The cycle is predictable and comfortable. It’s also predictably mind numbing.

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