06 May 2006

PID on Process

Execution is about process management, and process is executed by people. There is no best process, as long as the process can be brought to completion and deliver results at the end of the day. All roads lead to Rome.

People are usually impatient, don't like to wait, and want results immediately. They will do everything to identify shortcuts in order to achieve maximum return on investment (ROI). There is nothing wrong with this, but it is important to have the correct information before searching for the shortcuts, so that time used for execution is less than time spent for planning.

People with the right information may not implement the task correctly, but people without the right information are destined to be doomed.

In order to do things right, everyone involves in the process should focus on results, simplify procedures and policies to get things done, and ensure every element in the process should be relevant to the end results.

How to focus? Learn to let go and avoid perfectionism. (http://www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/perfection/perfect.html)

How to simplify? Learn not to complicate.

How to be relevant? Identify and weed out non-value-added information.

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