A Shift in Mindset
At the beginning of the shutdowns last year, like most organizations, Paragon shifted to a defensive posture to protect the business and weather the storm, obviously not knowing where we were heading. Once we realized that this was going to last much longer than a few months, we made the strategic decision to go back on offense. We realized that to survive, our mindset needed to focus on how to win, not simply how to avoid losing.
At the height of the shutdown, we communicated to our team that we were in this to win it and we were not staying on defense the rest of the year. Our very survival, like any business, hinges on what we do today and how we respond to the challenges we face. It is not enough to rehash yesterday’s victories and polish our trophies from the past. We need to think like winners and adjust our game plan as needed. Playing to win is really about a mindset.