Doing More On Less
August 14, 2009
I know the press states that things are beginning to look up, and I certainly hope that is true!
Both my much better half and I have seen major slowdowns with this economy, although we both consider ourselves lucky to be employed.That being said, all is not rosy yet, and the popular press can still be saturated with advice on doing more with less.
How About Something Different?
Instead of trying to do more with less by spreading 10 dollars around 10 different initiatives.
How about doing more on less, by spreading that 10 dollars around three or five different initiatives?
Do you have a laundry list of IT Gotta Do’s?
Prune the list, move them all to the back burner.
Vampire projects sucking resources? kill them too.
Trying to boil the ocean? Nope – kill those too.
The SMB Takeaway
Chris Zook, in his excellent book Unstoppable, writes that sometimes you have to shrink to grow.
Re-prioritize, re-evaluate. Kill what does not fit the current reality.
And use the dollars saved to double up on an initiative that means something more.
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