… that we probably need to keep some of the existing order too.
In our conviction that something different is needed, it’s easy to fall into the trap of advocating wholesale adoption of the new, whilst completely disregarding the merits of the old.
Usually, a bit of both is needed.
We’re so used to the benefits we gain from things as they are that they can be outside our conscious awareness. In other words, we take them for granted.
Yes, we need more bottom-up approaches to running our organisations. We need to harness more fully the power of the group.
But we need a bit of hierarchy too. We need some top-down direction. Many services on which we all depend couldn’t work without a bit of structure, usually quite a bit of structure.
In advocating something different, take care to include the good points of what you’re seeking to change—if you want to convince anyway.
Or you could say…
Don’t throw the baby out with the bath-water.