About 10 years ago, we went to China and spent the day touring Beijing.
On the way back to the hotel, the kids said, “We’re tired of Chinese. There’s a Pizza Hut across the street from the hotel. Can we stop there?” I said, “Sure.” So we went to Pizza Hut.
We were handed the menu: fried rice, spring rolls, and basically all Chinese food. We asked the waitress, “Where is the pizza?” She said, “Oh, you want the American menu.” Yes, we did. So she brought us the American menu, and we ordered pizza.
As managers, we need to be more like Pizza Hut. Be adaptable. One size doesn’t fit all. Just because something works in one place doesn’t mean it will work everywhere.
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