The day I tapped a partition wall with a hammer to find out if the plaster was sound. It wasn’t. One minute beautiful bedroom, next two tons of dust.
Pouring petrol on a smouldering bonfire. The result, a small explosion and no eyebrows.
Nudging a small immaculately dressed son as he stood by the garden pond two minutes before we were due to go out to a smart family occasion. Need I say more.
Lost in a Swedish forest and asking the blind man I met for directions.
Believing a CRM system might work first time.
The list goes on. Those sages quick to point out ‘You didn’t want to do it like that,’ have all missed the point. I did, things happened, it’s all part of life’s rich experience.
Most importantly we learn. To get to the next level you have to learn from those things that didn’t go entirely according to plan. The current economic and health situation demands we learn from what has happened. How organizations reacted to the massive disruption is a rich source for ‘Thinking It Better’. We know those teams who analyse what they have done with an open mind will become more resilient to the inevitable challenges the next few years will bring.
Hindsight is indeed a wonderful thing because it creates opportunity for improvement. Even now my son will not stand between me and open water, he’s learnt, have I?