Anyone who has young children or grand children will know the delight and discomfort of the 5 whys. 4 year olds have a knack of getting to the truth quickly, simply by repeatedly asking “why?”
Lets try it:
Why1. Why is our once thriving club struggling financially?
Ans. Because we are losing members.
Why2. Why are we losing members?
Ans. Because fewer people are taking up the game.
Why3. Why are fewer people taking up the game?
Ans. Because it has an image problem
Why4. Why does it have an image problem?
Ans. Because we insist on enforcing traditions from another era on the game.
Why5. Why do we insist on this?
Ans. Because we are nostalgic for the old days.
That sounds nice, so why (sorry that’s 6 whys!) is that a problem?
Nostalgia is the biggest known killer of innovation!