"Because we've Always Done It That Way"
This mentality is one of resistance to change and clinging to old methods, procedures and policies. In some cases this mentality permeates the entire organization. In others, it afflicts only certain employees. But no matter the extent to which it exists, it can be damaging to the business. It is important to maintain an open mind about change. "Because it's always been done that way" is not usually reason enough to eliminate consideration of alternative ways of getting things done. There are often more efficient, customer and employee-friendly and cheaper ways of doing things, yet the resistance that occurs because it might require change (or some hard work) often stifles any move to initiate those new methods, procedures or policies. To what extent do you or others in your organization resist change?