Justify your existence

When an organisation has done the job it was set up to do, stop. Just because you exist (and employ people and do good work) does not give you a right to continue to exist.

You shouldn’t have to justify your existence: your founding aims should tell anyone that you have a right and purpose for your existence – IF indeed you still do have the same purpose. Having to change your overall aims is a sign that your time has gone: take the brave step of shutting up shop, rather than risk carrying your inevitable baggage on into a new direction. If the new direction seems so important, it will be met by a new organisation – perhaps involving some of the same people. Hopefully, if you’ve done your job right, the lessons you’ve learned will have been disseminated far and wide and so won’t be lost.


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