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Remember the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk”? Here’s the Wiki page as a refresher.
I know there are other morals to the story, but my biggest takeaway is don’t look for an easy way out. Jack tries to find instant riches by trading his cow for the magic beans. Then he resorts to stealing from the giant. I know, the giant is mean, but does that justify stealing?! Doesn’t that fall into the category of two wrongs don’t make a right?!
Businesses have to be alert to how “easy way outs” get started. Sometimes it happens when a person doesn’t fully understand the task ahead of them and they don’t want to take the time to figure it out.
Here’s an example: People and businesses tend to throw about “the Cloud” term all the time. I sometimes wonder if they really know what it means. Well a few months ago, I wrote a post on “Everything HR Needs to Know about the Cloud”. If you haven’t had the chance to check it out, I hope you will.
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Delivering business results is about doing the work, not searching for short cuts.