Tim Casasola is a consultant who helps organizations, teams, and individuals succeed in the new paradigm of work. He’s a former Organizational Transformation Consultant at The Ready, where he helped companies such as Charles Schwab, GE, and Dropbox work in more adaptive and meaningful ways. He writes about the intersection of organizational and personal change on Medium, and publishes a weekly newsletter called The Jump. Tim is currently based in New York.
Most people think of defaults as the preselected settings in our software or devices. The default font on Microsoft Word is Calibri, size 11. Building thermostats are set to 72 degrees Fahrenheit by default. Default apps on the iPhone include Weather, Health, Calendar, Contacts, and Stocks. Unless we change the settings, the defaults prevail.
Here’s the thing: People have defaults too. Our “defaults” are our preset behaviors and habits that happen almost automatically.