How many times are enough?
How many times have you been hiking on a trail with switchback turns and you see others have cut the corner and eroded the hillside trying to save a few seconds at best? Think about, the trail has switchbacks in it usually because the hillside is steep and switchbacks make it easier and safer for you to proceed. When people cut the corner, most likely they slip and fall, suffer some sort of cut, damage or destroy the vegetation and really don't really save any time and at what expense?
How many times have you seen a business cutting some corner to save a few dollars now that later fails a customer because of it? It sometimes costs them 100+ times more in customer trust, reputation, and repeat business than what it would have originally cost. Short term profits vs. long term goals. I can hear the executives groaning now! Think about, you know that is has happened to you.
We can help shift your perspective and see that by planning ahead and staying on track (the trail) you can enjoy the environment (business value and profits) now AND continue to enjoy them in the long-term future by providing something we all want back, value and service. Let's review our values and resources and how to sustain them beyond this quarter.