Keeping With The Times: When Slow Hinders Production

Within a few months, the newest technology is already outdated and almost unsellable in today’s fast evolving industries. Everything moves and advances at such an increased speed—you blink for a moment and you’re already old news.

Ten years ago, you could not accomplish the same tasks that a computer could on your phone… it wasn’t even a future thought! And now, we’ve made the transition seamless between devices. You can connect, transfer, and create on all devices.

Fast is dominating our thinking—which affects our application, work ethic, and total outcome.

As a manager, you deal with employees who work at all different speed rates—some slow and steady, others fast and innovative. It’s no longer outstanding when a employees work fast—it’s a standard.

When it comes to your business, being a slow worker doesn’t work anymore. To have a future with your business, you need to be ahead of your industry with technology, strategy, and products.

As fast as products are evolving, so should your people. This is where your motivation, engagement, and coaching come together. They need someone to set the bar for them and exemplify what is expected. Give your team snapshots of overall business goals, team goals, and their own personal goals.

Side note: Create a culture that incorporates speed and velocity all throughout. It’s easy to have isolated areas of a fast-pace environment, but the team can only move as fast as the man with the last baton.

It’s time for a team meeting to set up goals and inform them of new ones coming. Come through for your team, and they’ll come through for you.


Denis Coleman

Denis Coleman is the founder and CEO of Work Compass, a cloud staff performance collaboration software platform that helps teams align their efforts with strategic goals and continuously improve performance. Frustrated with the disconnect between strategy setting and day to day execution and the lack of tools available to managers to help them be great at their most important function …. Aligning their teams activities with strategic goals and actively managing for high performance Denis spent over 5 years researching strategy execution and performance management practices before founding Work Compass to create a software solution. Denis has held senior roles in Ireland, Czech Republic and North America with high performing electronics manufacturing and professional services organisations for more than 12 years. Denis has worked as Finance Director responsible for €800 million in annual revenues for Flextronics International, Key Account Manager responsible for annual revenues of more than €600 million for Dovatron International and Management Consultant for BDO one of Europe’s most successful professional services providers.

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