A logical fallacy is an incorrect argument in logic and rhetoric that contains a fatal flaw which undermines its soundness, thereby leading to an erroneous, and potentially damaging, conclusion. Unfortunately, businesses can and do commit these fallacies, and the consequences are often immediate and, if not, eventually come and wreak havoc on their bottom line.
But even in such cases it never hurts to run their argument through the ringer to make sure everything makes sense before you agree.
Another logical fallacy is when you think, “We’ve always done things this way, so it must be right.” Wrong. Related: Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide This, like all logical fallacies, is when we get lazy and turn off our minds. We work hard, have responsibilities at home, etc., so sometimes we just don’t think and blindly assume that since it’s tried and true it’s the right decision.
Only, things change, and if you’re not flexible you’re going to end up broken.
That doesn’t mean that tradition is wrong, but neither does it mean that it’s right.