“In the absence of clearly defined goals,
we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.”

Author Unknown

I like this quote.  The point is simple; the impact is huge.  Daily acts of trivia mean wasted time and money, both of which will lead to organization failure.  The reason people do this is because “it has always been done this way”, or they do not know what else to do…and they need to look busy for fear of losing their job.

  • Be clear on your goals, and the action plans and timetables to reach those goals.
  • Be clear on everyone’s role in carrying out those actions.
  • Be sure that the tasks people are asked to perform are value added!

It sounds simple, but it doesn’t happen as often as it should…and people press on peforming daily acts of trivia…and businesses spend a lot of money accomplishing little.

You may think you are being clear…it may be clear to you…but is it to them?  Check it!