April 16, 2016

When you ask


Big companies tend to play by their own rules. Not in a big bad wolf way, necessarily, but in a “we do things the way we do things” way.

Except … when they don’t.

Which is often … when you ask.

Every established process got that way because someone made it up. Often, not because it was the most efficient or effective way, or because a committee decided that things must be just so. Normally, it evolved over time until seemed to work and then cemented in. Nothing clever, just convention.

So when you ask them to do it another way, they might just say yes.

If you need something doing non-standard, appeal to the humans behind the facade.

Skippy strategy: Looking for a short cut? Ask.