The underpants gnome scheme

Ever heard of it?

Let me boil it down for you. It’s about people doing things without really knowing why they are doing it that way.

For a more audio/visual explanation, please have a look here: South park Underpant gnomes

Or, enjoy the full episode here: South Park – Gnomes (s02e17)

In any case. When you come to a new place. A new team. A new whatever, people are probably going to be doing things in a certain way. Sometimes there are really good reasons for this but far too often, people just haven’t thought about it.

So, the morals of the story would be something along the lines of:
The things we are doing, are they really bringing us closer to our goal? Or are we just doing them because that’s what we have always done?

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