I agree with the forestry service: we should let some fires burn. Many will just burn themselves out; others will get really interesting. But what about the people who dropped the ball and let these fires begin in the first place?
In, Saeed writes,
Kind words are usually reserved for those who take a nasty operational situation, and help alleviate the problem through significant personal sacrifice.
Remember the old cartoon in your admin's office? "Lack of planning on your part... doesn't constitute an emergency on my part." Alas.
As Product Management Thursday approaches, can you set aside firefighting for one day and identify ways to prevent fires? Here are a few ideas:
- schedule some work-at-home-and-get-something-done days
- schedule some customer visits
- perform some win/loss analysis
- identify and articulate your buyer and user personas
- map out a repeatable sales process
- reorganize your sales tools on the intranet so people can find stuff
What can you do to prevent some fires instead of just fighting them?
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