Perhaps you can relate. My day-to-day job requires me to use my brain, not my hands. Analyzing, thinking, planning, communicating and many hours behind a computer screen. Mentally challenging work is very rewarding, but I picked up woodworking as productive, hands-on outlet for when I’m not “on the job." Hours spent on woodworking projects have reinforced some basic lessons that contribute to business success as well.
I recently shared thoughts about some important First Steps in Selecting Business Technology. Upon successfully readying your organization and setting a good foundation for the project, it is critically important to perform the necessary introspection before engaging with any vendors. Ignore those calls and emails until you have done the following:
The RIGHT business software can be transformational when carefully selected and implemented, but the WRONG business software can crush morale, jeopardize organizational goals and create a resource-sucking vacuum. So, how can you take the first steps in the RIGHT direction?