Just Because You Can—Doesn't Mean You Should

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN

In the tech world, many things are possible.

And that’s a good thing.

But sometimes.

Yes sometimes.

It can lead to bad tech decisions.

QUICK EXAMPLE

Take for example an old piece of equipment in your office.

A good tech person can keep that old piece of equipment running.

They can make it talk to other devices on your network.

They can make it talk to other devices on the internet.

But that doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea.

And it doesn’t mean that you should do it.

What if that old piece of equipment isn’t secure?

What if that old piece of equipment is no longer made by the vendor?

What if that old piece of equipment breaks?

What then?

THINK

It’s common for small business owners to kick the proverbial can down the road.

To keep an old piece of equipment or software around because they don’t want to spend money.

Or for that matter—embrace change.

And hence why I’m saying.

Just because you can…

Doesn't mean you should.

YES AS A DANGEROUS WORD

What makes these situations worse is when we say yes.

I know this sounds may sound a little close-minded.

But it comes from many a long night and many a lesson learned for having agreed to or go along with an insistent business owner’s bad idea.

But this doesn’t just apply to the tech in your business.

I’m sure you’ve gone along with your boss’s bad ideas yourself.

So you know what I mean. 😉

And if you’re the boss.

You know you’ve had some doozies for ideas.

So can we all just agree???

That just because we can…

Doesn't mean we should.