Now Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

I met a company the other day that wants everything now.

The funny thing is that on review of their business - nothing happens now.

They actually run slower than most companies when it comes to getting things done.

When it comes to the tech in their business.

Their “get it done now” approach has left them with a history of bad tech decisions that continue to this day.

For example.

Need a new computer?

They run to Best Buy and grab something.

The result?

A tech environment with mismatched computers.

Under powered computers.

No warranty coverage.

A mix of business and home based operating systems.

The liability of unlicensed software.

And more.

You see, the whole notion of “get it done now” has put them in a state of perpetual wrongness when it comes to the tech in their business.


The result?

Yep. Things are a mess.

Not to mention the staff morale of pretending to be busy and saying yes to managements unrealistic expectations which causes its own set of problems.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to manage the tech in your business.

A little planning goes a long way to enabling business growth and success.

Sometimes a lot of planning is needed.

Yes I just said a lot of planning.

But sometimes that’s exactly what is needed

Let’s stop with this “get it done now” behavior.

While I understand and support a sense of urgency in getting things done.

Pause…

Going off half cocked.

Demanding things “get done now” as your norm.

Kills your culture.

Demoralizes your staff.

And does everyone including yourself and your business a disservice.


Make a plan.

Have a plan.

Share a plan.

Use the plan.

You’ll actually go faster.