…there may or may not be a problem that needs to be addressed. We usually don’t have enough information on our own to be able to decide. Therefore, If something seems “off-kilter” in our organization, we should respectfully raise our hand and ask about it.
This includes situations where:
- When people act outside of the corporate values
- When design drawings are missing important information
- When exceptions start to become an accepted practice
- When resources are being diverted to non-critical tasks
- When purchases appear excessive
- When you think [the CEO] wouldn’t want it this way
If things are off-course…it probably didn’t become that way intentionally. It probably is an accident.
Give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps you will help the organization…or perhaps you will find that everything is okay as it is. Either way, be respectful in how you point to the issue.
Thanks for listening.