The Way It's Always Been Done

A friend of mine works with a large organization that relies heavily on communication and collaboration.  He was voicing his frustration at the lack of tools that foster collaberation with his job, such as google docs.  The only answer he seemed to get was "that's just not how we do things.  Why don't you use MS word and email instead?"  Anyone that has used real-time collaboration tools like google docs knows that it can all but eliminate oldschool meetings and email strings down to nothing, literally.  It's like using a shovel to dig a ditch when you brought a backhoe with you.  Beyond frustrating.

When we feel limited in our endeavors, something happens.  We are the new blood that beckons to take advantage of innovative ways.  

Maybe it's not a good employee-organization fit?  Just a thought.  

What about us?  Maybe there's a better way of doing things.  We just don't see it because "that's the way it's always been done."