As a business leader, it’s important to keep in mind the continual knock-on effects that your decisions have. Even something as simple as cost-cutting a cent per unit on one of your supplied items can lead to drastic changes in quality across your entire product output. Not only this, but perhaps being a little more lax with your hiring protocols can lead people with much less of a cohesive set of skills to start occupying your ranks. As ever, it’s important to ensure you are taking a fully formed view when considering your entire business approach.
Yet despite negative consequences perhaps being the easiest thing to keep our minds on, it’s also very easy for us to forget about maximizing the positive effects of our decision making. This is a topic that can be easy to brush under the rug, because of course, all of our considerations and planning are only predictions, no matter how well informed. That being said, this approach could spell the difference between staying competitive as a firm or struggling to move forward in the best instance. We believe the following advice should help you to that end:
Effects On Staff Or Community
The effects you have on your staff or on a community can be profound depending on the direction you assign to your business momentum. For example, it might be that in order to ensure everyone is supplied at Christmas time, your staff work overtime and have to deal with a period of ‘crunch’. However, due to the fact that your staff were intensively working, quality control slipped a little, and this led to a few customers gaining faulty products at this special time of year. Would that have been worth the intensive demands being placed on your staff at this time of year? Perhaps so due to the other orders that were fulfilled, but next time you know to be more stringent with standards if undergoing this kind of crunch, and to give concessions to staff. It’s rarely black or white, and all a learning process.
Community impacts matter too. The placement and quality of a steel power pole can be a superior option in effective city planning, or to ease the presence of urban construction. We trust the best businesses and governmental departments to always approximate the best solution, so why not ourselves?
Branding is important to consider, as it can grant your firm an exceptional and confident pitching potential that may be unmatched by your competition. But what if your messages can be misconstrued, or your advertisements deemed irritating or offensive? Sometimes, pushing the button could cause real harm to a community, while other times it can help you stand tall in good humor and good faith. Keep in mind that the decisions you make have real consequences, and so rolling the ball of your PR standing needs to be achieved with a strong arm.
Instead of skimping on thorough quality control checks, perhaps you decide to save that money and time of your staff member and decide to let things go. Even 1% less investment in this process can result in a marked lesser quality of published and produced items in the marketplace, even if you hit all of the essential legislative requirements. This means that cost-cutting can have a huge knock-on effect, and so instead of shirking your duties where proper investments are concerned, deeply planning every change you make ahead of time can be important.
With this advice, we hope you can resolve the knock on effects of your decision-making process.