When you log onto the internet, you will have one of a few options for your browser. If you use an Apple Mac, chances are you will have Safari. If you’re using a PC, it’s likely that you will have Internet Explorer.  

Is there a fundamental difference between people who use one browser or the other? If not, then why do employees who use FireFox or Google Chrome out-perform those who don’t?

In a study cited in ‘Originals – How Non-Conformist Move the World,’ this odd but repeatedly verifiable result got an analyst curious. The people in an organization who used Firefox or Google Chrome as their browser were achieving higher targets and staying with their company longer than those who didn’t. The analyst tested a number of parameters: Were these users able to surf quicker? Get things done more efficiently as a result of their browsers? The answer was no.

Eventually, the analyst discovered the one variable that actually mattered. It was that fact that these browsers were non-standard. They did not come with the computer. The people who used these browsers had made a conscious choice to update and change their browsers.

Why would this matter?

Because it indicated that they were the kind of people who did not accept the way things were. Instead, they were the kind of people who would change and alter a scenario to suit themselves.
The browser was incidental. The mindset: ‘Forget this! I’m changing the browser to what I want!’ was what mattered.

These people were typically more willing to break rules, use initiative, alter the game in order to get greater results, and in every way, represent themselves more effectively.

What about your daily working scenario doesn't suit you. Change it. But don't just change it. Become the kind of person who continually changes it. Alter the default setting to work in your favour, and you can become the greatest in your game.