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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have to "You have to challenge the status quo, preconceptions and prejudices to move on.
We're grateful to all women in the field--from performers and choreographers to directors and teachers--who pushed boundaries, dared to challenge the status quo and, ultimately, paved the way for those dancing today.
Reflecting her interest in the development of new directions in contemporary ceramics since the 1990s, Dahn presents her book with a central focus on a range of exploratory works--onew directionso--which challenge the status quo with its uninhibited disrespect for the categorization of cultural forms.
Thomas Winkler, President Textile Specialties at Archroma, commented the nomination: "Everyone at Archroma is committed to continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable.
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.
It was very refreshing to see a brand such as Fair and Lovely challenge the status quo and reiterate that fairness isn't a means to an end but rather an end in itself.
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.
Passionate about the power of media to challenge the status quo, the pair co-founded NobleTree Media in 2009 with a commitment to producing unique video content for non-profits, social causes, and sustainable brands.
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.
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