The Fire-fighting Syndrome

I may have stumbled across a new phenomena!

I work with managers, team-leaders and Directors, and during my work, I will at some stage have a discussion about their specific tasks and contributions to the business on a daily or weekly basis.

I’m amazed that ‘fire-fighting’ appears to be a skill that is currently trending at management level.

I am told in passionate detail how problems are identified, analysed and the great effort taken to rectify them.

I may upset some people, but fire-fighting isn’t on my list of suitable tasks for a manager, leader or Director.

I do, however, advocate the prevention of problems!

By dedicating more time to the prevention of issues and less on the correction of them, productivity will rise, stress will be reduced, profits will increase.

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