Vijay Govindarajan, Dartmouth Professor with an international perspective, asks us to consider whether these three activities must have priority in the modern organization:
Box 1 = managing the present
Box 2 = selectively abandoning the past
Box 3 = creating the future
His premise is based on the characteristics of the three principal deities in Hinduism.
The three have the roles of Preserver or Sustainer, Destroyer, and Creator. (My most simplistic summary) Note the order. Creation comes after Destruction.
My view is that many spiritual traditions are descriptive of realities experienced by those who practice them or originally formulated the chief doctrines. While it is easy for those unaccustomed to the particular tradition to disregard the form, the underlying basis for the form is often quite profound.
This particular conception of Deities is really based on the obvious cycles seen in the earth. Life itself is sustained, destroyed or ended, and provides the seed for the next cycle of creation.
He posits that organizations that embrace such priorities are more likely to succeed.
Therefore, the preservation of the status quo is a natural tendency and those who are engaged in it are behaving instinctually and rationally from their perspective. But for those able to see, if that form of organization no longer serves the greater purpose, then its destruction brings fertile possibility of new creation.
The Congress must move to allow the creative destruction to take place. The status quo is not acceptable. Moving forward boldly is required of the times.