September 25, 2017

Handle cranking


Ok. So there’s a bunch of stuff that only you can do. Only you can represent things they way you do, negotiate on behalf of the whole, set out the challenge and lead the charge. Only you can do your special thing. Some for everyone else – they have their own domains, places and things that are entirely of them. Not much fits in these buckets, but there’s some.

Then there’s everything else.

Jobs and tasks that could be done by anyone – if only they had the training, if only you could bear to let it go. Those handle cranking duties that only sit with one person, and no one else know how to do.

And that’s fine, right up until it’s not. When that one person is ill, or on holiday, or leaves. And then the learning curve is vertical.

Skippy strategy: Set it up so anyone can crank the handle.