Without sounding like a Grinch or someone having a rant, here are 3 things that are confusing (and frustrating) my small (business) mind this month:
- the B word – Brexit! How can all these last minute changes, back tracking, moaning, delaying, unsupportive teamwork, and so on be allowed and be ok? I am not professing to being politically savvy but the point I am trying to make is the way this is being handled simply wouldn’t be tolerated in the small business world. If I asked a client to make a decision and then if they changed their mind and were not happy about the outcomes so far etc, the situation would be handled totally differently. Even if the client did inherit someone else’s mess or decisions. This isn’t a like for like scenario I know as it is way more complex, but nevertheless …
- Trains! I regularly submit quotes or proposals to clients and they accept and we go ahead. What would they say or do if I then turned round weeks later and said I won’t be delivering on time, I will be late and oh yes, I need lots more money as I have gone over budget! I can’t imagine the client would be accepting of this? This situation wouldn’t happen in the small business world, well not mine anyway.
- Finally, I believe it is the 11th December. Therefore there are 20 days left in the month. Yes some of these are weekends and of course Christmas bank holidays, but I have heard a lot of sentences from people, conversations (not only Pinpoint related) “lets wait until January” or “after Christmas”. Whereas these points may be valid and of course people can decide when and where and how they work, but December doesn’t have to be a non working, non productive month. If all business or work gets put off then you will be left with a busy, manic and stressful January! Do what you can when you can I say, but each to their own of course.
Rant over! Hope my tongue in cheek blog has given you a chuckle this festive, Tuesday morning. AND, have a wonderful Christmas!