Business is tough. Jack Welch calls it “messy and chaotic.” No one has it totally figured out. No one has infinite resources. And no plan survives contact with the enemy. There is always room for improvement, whether things are going sideways or not. Sometimes getting help is the best thing to do to make it better.
Take a break with this multiple choice question:
Which is the best reason to seek outside help*?
- My team is consumed by short-term priorities and I need someone who can concentrate on “A” without getting tied up in our day-to-day firefighting
- We need the ability to do “B” really well, but I don’t need that capability on the team full time
- It seems like we should be able to do “C” but for some reason we are struggling. We need outside perspective and different approaches to get it done.
- A combination of the above (because A, B, and C are not mutually exclusive)
Good news. There is no wrong answer!
Look to see if A, B, or C are here. No matter your choice…
*Thanks to Seth Miller from Heron Scientific for describing the reasons and inspiring this blog post