More businesses are very short-sighted when it comes to running their organizations. They are all about the quick buck. They don’t think long-term, They are using technology like it has all the answers without using any common sense. It’s like using a hammer to cut wood instead of a saw. Here’s the thing, different parts of the organization need to use different tools. These metrics serve no purpose when they aren’t being used correctly.
There is no margin calculated in for problems or errors in these formulas. Which can lead to wrong decision-making, planning and budgeting. There is this fast food mentality when it comes to metrics. No one is taking the time to use these tools correctly or with responsibility. It’s as though the main purpose is to suck the fun and life out of the process of a task.
Any error in these processes is met with severe consequences. These big organizations are trying to be something they aren’t. They try to act as though they’re open to new ideas or change but only on their time schedule. This is why small businesses will prevail. They don’t treat their employees like machines. They don’t jump on the latest toys. They know that people make mistakes and there can be errors and they figure them into the equation.
Large corporations are too busy running every part of their organization as though it’s an assembly line. This model doesn’t work for accounting, IT or other parts of an organization. It’s insane and it doesn’t make any sense. You will have high turnover, unhappy employees who are burned out quickly. Lack of idea sharing because of how their treated.
Large companies try to save money by using tools that are designed for small businesses. Instead of using the tools that were designed for larger corporations. This causes the tools to bog down and work efficiently. These companies can go to the other side of the spectrum and use dangerous software which can compromise the organization with malware.
These are the same organizations throwing money at the politicians in elections. Is it any wonder our economy and government is a mess.
Penny J. (MN, USA)