April 2, 2017

It’s done


Yep, it’s done.

The hand is shaken. The ink is dry. The engine’s warming up and the wheels are thinking about turning.

It’s done.

But it is really?

First there’s always some tidying up. Even after signatures. Administration. Filing. Making sure the things that were supposed to happen next actually happen.

Call it follow through. Call it making everything worthwhile. Call it the real work.

Procurement, project management, mobilisation, operations, communications, relationships, delivery. Everything needs attention. Some things need coaxing and cajoling and hustling and muscling along, other things come naturally as soon as the fly wheel starts spinning.

But that flywheel, it doesn’t get going on its own. A little nudge, and another, and another, and, and, and. Poking and prodding until everything’s in motion, moving together, getting it done.

And now … there’s time to think … about what comes next.

Skippy strategy: The hard work is done, now for the real work.