challenge the status quo

challenge the status quo

To behave or do something in a way contrary to that which is generally accepted or expected. I love this filmmaker, his movies really challenge the status quo! It can be risky, but challenging the status quo can be a great way to get ahead in business.
See also: challenge, quo, status
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Amir Iqbal- CEO and MD Bayer Pakistan said This award is a testament of Bayer Pakistans winning culture and high level of employee engagement, which is developed through providing employees with continuous professional development opportunities and encouragement to challenge the status quo.
Victory goes to outsiders, those ready to challenge the status quo.
We must set our sights high, challenge the status quo and be clear about our goal of building a truly transformational piece of national infrastructure.
It uses the power of having a shared purpose to give us the boost to challenge the status quo and try something simple but different to improve patient care.
Mr Gregory said, CFC is not afraid to challenge the status quo and aims to deliver remarkable products and remarkable service.
8 million to challenge the status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public.
Ken McCall, the company chief executive officer, said, 'We are aiming to challenge the status quo of the car hire market with freeDeliver.
It's important to continue to challenge the status quo and find new ways of enhancing green practices and improving efficiency, not least in terms of financial savings.
It's this innovation and creativity that ensures they can continue to build brand loyalty, enhance customer service and challenge the status quo.
But concerns from architects and landlords that LEED doesn't measure energy use and costs have spurred new rating systems that could challenge the status quo.
And, I urge you to build the capacity of districts to challenge the status quo and implement far-reaching reforms to dramatically improve education.
These stories serve well as inspiration for young readers in grades 4-8, who will learn that we all have the potential to challenge the status quo and make a difference.
Clearly, as a state, we've lacked the political courage to fundamentally challenge the status quo, not just tweak it at its edges.
Carswell said the text can be used to challenge the status quo, and to compare and contrast one system against another in order to frame an argument of why wages and pensions should be treated differently in a specific country.
The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.
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