Things we’re thinking about this week:
In an ideal world, we would all work/function in the same way - things would be predictable and we would be able to plan accordingly. In the real world, no matter how hard we want it to be, things just aren’t that way.
Some people are morning people, some people are team players and some people function best when micro-managed. We’re not all the same, and we really need to remember that.
If you’re managing people/teams, this is the first thing you realise. No matter how hard you try, people won’t respond to situations the exact same way you do. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It is, however, tricky to figure out the best way to approach things, and how to maximise efficiency and output.
The other difficult part is putting the right type of people together. You never want clones of one person, you want people that can push each other and deliver good work. It’s much harder than anyone every anticipates.
While we all at some point recognise the issue, many people choose not to react - they’ll deal with the problem when it arises. Too often are candidates given jobs and then asked to conform. Why do the work now, when you can do the work later (if it comes to that OR if you might not even be around to deal with the problem in the future).
More time spent in the beginning figuring all this out, more time worrying about the real problems in your business/life.