20. Nov, 2022

My week 46-2022 summary

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The issue that the key positions in companies, may it be skill or knowledge wise, are single staffed is a general one. As hope is no real strategy you are always running the risk of loosing critical expertise by the "Bus Factor".

It is better to be prepared and simulate different scenarios, what would we do if the critical resource is not available anymore, on a regular basis. Could also be a strategy to make smart decisions to improve processes that are running already for a very long period of time. "We have always done it this way", does not work anymore after any "Bus accident". An emergency plan can also help to improve the status quo, give it a try 🤔.

Be smart, be flexible, be open for change - the sooner the better 😎.

Tomorrow I will host another Team Building workshop, this time a reduced version to just 3 hours. Always good to have a concept and content for a full day, makes it easier to reduce it to a shorter period of time. One of the get to know each other activities will be a 3 picture exercise. Every participant had to deliver three pictures upfront that describe them pretty well. The other team members have to guess who is who. When the riddle is solved the picture owners will explain, why they selected the pictures. A great entry exercise to create a first level of trust and common understanding 👍.  

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” – David Ogilvy, Advertising Mogul taken from 61 Best Team Building Quotes for Bonding at Work in 2022

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