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Cheers for a Disruptive 2019!

When you think about it, hope is a disruptive word. Well, at least it can be.

Often, when we hope for something, we’re looking for change and change means that we’re not particularly happy with the way things are now. In disruption-speak, it’s being sick and tired of the status quo.

We asked some of our team members for their disruptive hopes for 2019 and here’s what they had to say . . .

Honestly, my biggest, craziest dream for health care in 2019 is that the Nason Group has to start disrupting another industry because all of the big-hairy problems in health care will have been solved with a nationwide onslaught of bold ideas. I’m sick and tired of seeing people struggling to navigate all of the brokenness in the health care system.

– Shawn Nason, CEO, Eco-System Disruptor

dis·rup·tion [disˈrəpSH(ə)n] noun – 

disturbance or problems that interrupt an event, activity, or process.

My disruptive hope for 2019 starts with a new definition:

dis·rup·tion [disˈrəpSH(ə)n] action verb – actively seeking something better for the countless people who struggle with the disturbance or problems that infect the American health care system.”

– Robin Glasco, Executive-in-Residence

Remember that scene in Men in Black when Will Smith’s character gets his first laser gun? His boss skips over the big, fancy options and hands him a gun that is so small, it can be held with two fingers. Why do organizations limit the resources needed for creating disruption?

My hope for 2019 is that organizations empower their associates with the tools they need to solve big hairy problems and rethink health care.

– Ryan Mulligan, Chief Empathizer

Last summer I experienced a medical emergency and almost didn’t make it. My disruptive hope for 2019 is that no one else in the entire world go through a second hospitalization because of crappy care. I plan to listen hard, disrupt harder, and be a catalyst for earth-shattering collaboration.

– Sarah Crowell, Curator of Collaborative Experiences

As Andy Dufresene (Tim Robbins) said, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.” I don’t disagree. But, the best catalyst for hope is action and the best action is often disruption. This word can be perceived as negative — as in to cause a disturbance — but isn’t that precisely what is required for change?

As we hold hope for a new year, we look for a change for the better. An improvement from what was. I challenge us to think about the nobility of hope partnered with the ability to disrupt. Imagine the possibilities!

– Matthew Baughan, Chief Creative Catalyst

What are your disruptive hopes for 2019? Let us know (@nasongroup) and let’s get this year of disruption off to an epic start!

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