At first I thought it was just Target, but once I started paying attention I realized that many retailers have gone mad for plaid.  I haven’t seen so much tartan since the preppy days of the 1980s.

But if you roam the aisles of any retailer, you’ll find that plaid packaging abounds.  I am not sure why businesses think that plaid sells more mouthwash or lip balm or make up than plain wrappers, but they seemingly do.

Plaid is everywhere these days. It’s the hot new trend which leaves you faced with a choice:  do you jump on the bandwagon or ignore it?  Only you can decide if you want to create your own pattern or be woven in with the others. 

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.