Keeping It Fresh

In my last blog post, I talked about incorporating your Fundamental of the Week into rituals that are already established in your company as an easier way to embed the Fundamentals into your routines. In this post, I’ll offer another suggestion for making your rituals more effective. Here’s a question I get often: “How do we keep our rituals from becoming stale, tired, and meaningless?” The first time I heard this question, the person gave me the example of saying their prayers before bed every night as a child. They admitted that they weren’t really praying and they didn’t want …

The Easy Way to Create Rituals

As most readers of this blog know, an essential element of the Fundamentals System™ is the process of using “rituals” to sustain the teaching and practice of your Fundamentals over the long run. When an action is turned into a ritual, or a habit, it becomes easier to sustain because it no longer requires effort to maintain; it becomes practically automatic. In my next few blogs I’ll offer some tips on using this powerful concept to your advantage as you work to institutionalize your culture. Leverage existing rituals The first thing I always teach companies about creating rituals is to …