Does it advance the mission?

Does it advance the mission?

Because associations are mission-driven, everything you do should be seen through the prism of this question: "Does it advance the mission?"

This applies to everything you do in your database, too.

  • Does the data you're collecting help advance your mission?
  • Does the software you're using allow you to extract and analyze data to help advance your mission?
  • Do your programs and services advance your mission?

Because if the answer is "no" then you need to ask yourself why you're doing it.

Wes's Wednesday Wisdom Archives

First ask: “How will I use this data?”

April 22, 2020

First ask: “How will I use this data?” Whether it’s during data conversion, adding a […]

“We run the report three times and get three different results.”

April 15, 2020

“We run the report three times and get three different results.” “We run the same […]

How do you know if you’re making progress?

April 8, 2020

How do you know if you’re making progress? We all want to improve our data management, […]

Don’t move too quickly OR too slowly

April 1, 2020

Don’t move too quickly OR too slowly This may sound like a big “duh!” but I’ll […]

“Your current habits are perfectly designed to deliver your current results.”

March 25, 2020

“Your current habits are perfectly designed to deliver your current results.” “Your current habits are […]

There is value in just going through the exercise

March 18, 2020

There is value in just going through the exercise I was working with a client […]

Daylight savings and business rules

March 11, 2020

Daylight savings and business rules This past Sunday, most of the US observed Daylight Savings […]

It’s always about priorities

March 4, 2020

It’s always about priorities No matter the size or type of technology project, you will […]

Only one can be best

February 26, 2020

Only one can be best One of my (many) pet peeves with software vendor marketing […]

Seek to simplify

February 19, 2020

Seek to simplify When I work with my clients on system selection or implementation, one […]

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