When we are really busy, it’s easy to overlook and/or ignore small problems, but those small problems will almost always become big problems if we stay the course of overlooking and/or ignoring those small problems.
Don’t neglect or ignore:
- Slipping lead times (be on time all the time)
- Win/Loss ratio
- Quality Issues
- Team Member issues (never allow good team members to leave because of bad team members)
- Collection issues
- Overhead Creep (manage your money, or your money will manage you)
- Increasing debt level
- Decreasing bank balance
What are the small problems you’ve been neglecting? In the words of that great prophet and sage, Barney Fife ”Nip it in the bud”.