A friend recently brought a cheese and fruit plate to a gathering. But there was something different about this one. The apple slices had pink flesh. I’d never seen that before, and neither had the other attendees. Apple peels come in many colors…red, pink, green, yellow, etc. But, I had assumed that the flesh was generally close to the same color in all apples because I hadn’t seen anything different before.
People make assumptions all the time based on what they’ve seen or know. And in the business world, that can be a challenge if other perspectives aren’t brought in to help with innovation and growth. Or even just running the day to day better. Because assumptions can lead to the place if not challenged.