You may find it interesting to discover that one can flick on a molecular brainpower switch, and disengage innovations. It’s done daily – any time – any where.
Handy to know? Perhaps for those who’ll snipe at change-agents this week, before they lead others forward. How so?
Here are 5 surefire torpedoes for downing innovative brainpower where you work:
- Pop new innovations to sink them before they float. Toss darts much like people burst circus balloons. Or just snipe that the new idea stinks, before any competition runs with it. Either way you’ll extend cortisol chemicals into team circles, like storm clouds cover a summer sun.
- Run with cynics and support naysayers. Shove your way into every innovative circle you spot. Tell people you’re there as a critical thinker for a cover, then arm yourself with killer tone to take out peers who differ from you on any topic raised. Affirm no innovation you hear, and remember to shoot from the hip whenever a soft spot’s in sight.
- Argue fast, foul, and often. Hurl a deluge of hard core research facts to support your one sided-views. Talk constantly – don’t listen ever, and ignore people who disagree. Be sure to avoid any questions at all costs. Rely on dopamine to survive your boredom when others suggest strategies for change.
- Push rock-solid opinions about pretty much everything that pops into mind. Don’t try to tame your brain’s amygdala, so when it overheats – people will know you’re angry as hell, and then few will tangle with your sacred cows.
- Back the bullies – so they don’t go after your back when you least expect it. Remember to disagree with nothing a bully spouts, regardless of how you feel. In fact you’ll want to vent when they vent, and defend nobody they shut down or crinkle.
Continue to fire these torpedoes, at least once a week, to ensure you preempt all innovations that sprout at your workplace.
Don’t try to take advantage of novel improvements that do slip past your poor tone though –it may already be too late to change.