I love Larry the Cable Guy…he is hilarious! Sometimes, we need his help (and humor) on our projects. For instance:
Our organization has a storage unit that has been full of unused stuff for far too long. I am too embarrassed to admit how long we have kept it, thinking those items were important to our future. We finally learned our lesson and decided “enough!” It’s time to throw everything away and close the unit.
That decision occurred about 4 months ago. But, as of today, that storage unit is still full, and still costing the company. Why? Because there are 3 departments, 5 staff members, and 7 volunteers who have been in the critical path to closing it down. There is no malicious intent and no one person to blame – it is simply the nature of a large organization to move slowly on low priority tasks.
But there is an art to pushing a project across the finish line. Sometimes, those last few tasks just seem to resist completion…and they take on a life of their own. When that happens, do you know how to “power up” and “get er done”? If you can, you will find that your organization will beg you to take on new projects and more responsibility.
Thanks for listening.