Perfection vs. SpeedMore companies fail from perfection than speed.
I like perfect but often good enough is good enough.
Often taking something from 90% to 100% takes as much time as taking it from 0 to 90%.
Often the users, readers, buyers, etc do not value the extra 10% and in some cases do not even notice it. This does not mean I believe in sloppiness, carelessness or shoddy work.
Just do it.
I read Leading Successful Change - 8 Keys to Making Change Work by Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon.
Of course I know change will happen. And I generally like change because it presents opportunity. I believe in being adaptable.
- focus on behaviors
- foster the right environment for the positive to happen
- persist and repeat. It take persistence to bring good change.
The book talks about the 8 levers of change:
1 - Organization. Structure.
2 - Workplace design. Lay things out for success.
3 - Task - have the right processes
4 - People - select properly and coach, train and mentor.
5 - Rewards - people do what is rewarded.
6 - Measure
7 - Information
8 - Decision allocation. Who decides what.
The book is short (92 pages) and well laid out so it is more likely that non-readers would also read it. Great little book.
This is a picture I took on my Blackberry on Feb 27 while in Canada. Beautiful weather. I even like shoveling snow (I call it a useful workout)