Refresh, Adjust, Start Over
Routines may not need to be completely overhauled in every situation. A team routine may only need to be revisited and emphasized if it remains effective. Examining the “why” and going back to the basics can breathe new life into an existing routine.
Most often routines need to simply be adjusted over time. While circumstances can be similar, every circumstance is a novel circumstance at its detailed level. Routines must be flexible enough to adjust on the run as the need arises. The team doesn’t serve the team; the routine should serve the team.
Sometimes we have created a sacred cow that is long overdue for slaughter. When a routine is boring, burdensome, and avoided, it is time to blow it up and start over from scratch.