Today’s blog post is written by Joe Tish, VP Implementation Services, PatronManager.
At the recent PatronManager Community Meeting, one of our client presenters said these words: “Do it right the first time, or find the time to do it over.” Since the presentation, that mantra has been stuck on replay in my mind. It seems like such a simple concept, but in practice, it’s a lot more challenging. Now don’t get me wrong, I think most people try to do things right the first time, but we’re all human, so we can’t (and won’t) always be perfect.
Throughout my career, I have managed teams from 3 to nearly 300, and as such, I have led projects that went brilliantly and others that didn’t go so well. When evaluating what made certain projects more successful than others, I found that it all comes down to a few simple basics that can get overlooked when a deadline is fast approaching or other added stress imposes itself on the team responsible for delivering the finished product.
I recently came upon this blog post that really spoke to me and made it clear how we can help our employees and ourselves as we endeavor to “do it right the first time.” The author of the blog post lays out some simple and effective ideas that in practice can help ensure everyone is clear on expectations and has a path to follow! For me, it all boils down to three things: leading, defining, and measuring. Read the Article