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Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! – New Article Posted
23 March 2010, by , in Data Management, 2 comments

A new article has been posted to my website.

Sometimes, no action is better than some action. It’s times like these when I say “Don’t just do something, stand there! Want to know why? Click here to read the article.

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2 Comments on "Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! – New Article Posted"

Amith Nagarajan/Aptify - 23 March 2010 Reply

Wes, well said. Problems don't get fixed just because you are doing "stuff". Many boards cause/contribute to this problem by enforcing unreasonable time constraints at times that force staff(including many C-level folks) to make these kinds of wheel spinning decisions.

Wes Trochlil - 23 March 2010 Reply

Good observation, Amith. Boards often see "action" as the most important response to a request.

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