July 5, 2019

If it matters


When you don’t like the way things are going you have a couple of choices, well three.

The first is to suck it up, get over it and focus on what happens next. Not much is really worth fighting over and something a little bit bluer or greener that you expected probably isn’t going to be worth the energy. Unless it is.

If it is, your second option is to let them know you’re not happy and leave them to sort it out. This allows them their agency but could be setting up both sides for the same conversation as soon as they’ve iterated.

Which leaves option three. Tell them what’s wrong and how to fix it as unambiguously as you can. This is more effort in the short run but brings a greater chance of success along for the ride.

Skippy strategy: Work out if it matters … go from there.