In case of real dependence, intensive care, I made sure I really understood what I dealt with. What exactly was going on? Which I discovered, again and again, by diving into existing archives, documents, data and files about the subject, first.
After which I exactly knew who to talk to, what to report, what to do next, and how to move on. Accomplishing results I couldn’t have imagined as possible upfront.
If I invested in the basics, the data, what is; it turned out well. No matter what project or chaos I faced.
Even in cases I’ve never dealt with before, if I invest in getting to understand the numbers, the interests, the desired outcomes, I’ll manage. Often with (unexpected) help of other people involved.
On the other side, whenever I lack to dive in, close my eyes for the things I see and what they show me, I loose. Money and support. Quickly.
So, what do I do first?
I sit down and begin to read:
I mainly look for:
For any headache projects you don’t need other people’s advice, direction or capacity to turn things around at first.
You just need to get to know asap, inside out, what exactly is. Get crystal clear about the data you’ve built your project on.
The parts you’ve missed most likely cause your current, disappointing results.
Once you know what you are exactly dealing with, you are able to turn things around.
When you experience disappointing results or are dealing with headache projects which currently got stuck or slowed down in a way meeting agreed timelines gets more and more out of reach, start reviewing your data.
Sit down and read. Find your way through, for 2 to 4 hours, undisturbed, in existing records, files and documents. You will be amazed what you discover and what it opens up for you.
After such a first review session, you will much more easily reserve another 2 to 4 hours, if needed to get the complete picture you’re looking for.
And yes, every now and then, you can use and learn to enjoy a couple of hours diving-into-operational-data, undisturbed, too J. And get back on track.
Met vriendelijke groet / Kind regards,
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