Do it! PLEASE do it! And do so consistently. I recently had an experience (or series of) where-in the individual(s) I was delaing with (again) showed their amazing inconsistency. And what a frustration! It was back in the starting blocks every day! No carry-over of value from day to day–no compounding of effort–no CONSISTENCY!
Have you ever had to deal with someone–a boss, a co-worker and you never really knew how they’d act that day? Never really had clear expectations of what to expect at any given time or on any given issue? You go in with fear and trepidation on an issue and “it’s no big deal.” On another issue that you feel is “no big deal” you get blown out of the water about it. Talk about frustrating! The end result being is you minimize your contacts there or you just look for new envrionment to operate in. Certainly there’s a lack of productivity.
That’s what rules and policies are for–they create consistency. They create met expectation(s), they allow for productivity. On the Todd Smith Blog (www.littlethingsmatter.com) today he talks about “The Compound Effect“–a great article and book by the way. That’s what I’m talking about! The ongoing CONSISTENT process of doing what you do, better and better and BETTER and as Goathe would the say, you can leave the rest to mending, mellowing, and compounding effect of time.
Do it! Be consistent. do what you know you should ALL THE TIME. Follow your own rules. Meet and exceed expectations. Be an effective “Big Cog.” (More on that later…)
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