Tackle Big Tasks by Understanding the ROI
Handling large tasks creates frustration. In the face of this frustration, there is a desire to quit or avoid the situation altogether. Important tasks, crucial to the continual improvement of an organization, are put on hold. It’s time to overcome the fear and attack the hill. Process creation, documentation, and distribution is essential to improving your team’s performance and the overall health of your organization. So why isn’t it priority number one? It’s difficult. But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, you need motivation.
Understand that by improving the quality and accuracy of your information, you’re investing in the future. You’re providing your team with the information they need to be successful, you’re minimizing the effects of losing a key player on your team (see the Bus Test), and you’re ensuring the quality of your offering to your clients. With an expected, desirable outcome in mind the task becomes more manageable.
Hey, it’s Trace from HowFactory. The other day I was watching my Daughter’s cross-country meet and the coach was at the bottom of the hill and he was yelling to the kids “Attack the hill! Attack the hill!”
That got me thinking, you know what, things are tough. You are so busy, you’ve got so many things going on. But deep down you know that continuous improvement, process documentation, making sure that your people have the information they need when they need it is important. But you’re so busy, you don’t have time to get the job done. I’m going to show you why that’s so important.
You guys are going to be asked to make a big investment in your processes, making sure that you’re going to get to where you need to go. And you know that it’s not going to be until here where you’re going to start to see the value of all (of) that investment of going out, talking to your key stakeholders, talking to your employees, making sure that everyone knows what they’re doing, getting the interns involved to make sure that you’re documenting those processes. All of those things that you need to do, you know you need to do it but we’re going to put it off down the road because right now (you’re) too busy.
Well, we’re never going to get to that point if we don’t attack the hill and climb that ladder to make sure we get it all done and get it in the system. Because you know once you get this point right here, you’re going to make fewer mistakes. Your people aren’t going to have to drag each other down by calling some guru on the phone and asking how to do things, because they can just look it up. All of those benefits are going to be there. You’ll pass the bus test. That means if somebody steps off the curb and gets hit by a bus, your business isn’t screwed anymore because you have done the work that you need to do to make sure that you got that result and your business is less risk.
So I’m going to ask you guys to attack the hill. Make sure that you put in the effort that you need to, to get where you need to go.
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