Bide your time...


Looking back, I’ve created a lot of pretty cool things: high volume hiring and training processes, applicant tracking systems, landmark collective bargaining contracts, self-service applications, and simple but effective recognition and retention programs. Lately, however, I’ve been letting my creative field lie fallow so that it had the time to nurture a new idea that addresses the time, cost and logistics of getting managers and supervisors into training classrooms.  But this past year has forced us all to adapt to remote work, new technology that helps bring us together, and a new normal that demands different thinking and practices. All of these have made the time right to launch a new supervisory soft skills training program that is both radically different and highly effective. It’s called Tiny Classroom Training and we (my partners and I) are rolling a sneak peek of it out to a few friends in business soon. Innovation is hard and usually takes more time and effort than expected… like that old ad once claimed, “no wine before its time”. The lesson here is that waiting for the right time and circumstances are critical ingredients of innovation. Wait for things to be right before rolling out your new ideas today.

 

Emmylou Harris (born 1947): American singer, songwriter, and musician