We nail it!

When deciding to build something (being a building or a business) there are a few basic phases: definition of the model; detailing (definition of the financial-physical timetable); approval (meaning the appropriation of resources to the project or its denial or postponing) and its execution. The model definition is just an answer or a solution to a problem or need.

As an example we may take the need for further space to a plant, a warehouse or an office. In the model definition (or problem solution) must be considered: where the customers are; how the products or goods are going to be shipped to the customers; where the employees live and how they go around; the possibility of physically separate the activities (production from administration; a production line from another; a warehouse from administration; front office from back office) on an economical way; additionally is questioned if production could be outsourced or, yet, a new way of organizing space (i.e. replacing individual offices for  shared ones using the hoteling concept); as to the investment the question is if it will be owned or leased; and it goes...far...


All this to show that a model must be though through and not copied, after all it is a solution to a particular problem. Occurs that in our own reality - personal and professional – we like copying, we like following trends, independently if that will serve us or not (being applicable to our reality) or to our companies.


Or yet, we look for a solution only looking at our own reality or internally available resources. There is a saying:  "If your only tool is a hammer then every problem looks like a Nail".


The right form should be: think before doing; consider many aspects and possibilities (as you can); "look out" not to search for/copy a solution but to look for inspiration, spending time on the clipboard and be humble to submit the project (solution) as it is (without adding or hiding) and if necessary be open to make adjustments: all this is what increases the odds of the project be a real solution to the problem!


And if you are the person that will analyze a given project/solution to a problem do not dodge from fulfilling the role of an analyst: question and check, to then, make a recommendation! Those that do not act like this will be ashamed! Saint Luke in his Gospel teaches about it: “For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?


Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’”


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