I feel like a client

I took all of last week off to install a new kitchen.  The only thing I couldn’t do was fit the surfaces so I got the professionals in to help.  Air was sucked in through the teeth, the head shook.  “What numpty fitted this lot in?  Look at the gaps”  …Well I was going to use filler.  “If you want the kitchen to look good in a years time, we’re gonna have to pull it all out and start again”.  I don;t have time to start again, new baby arrives tomorrow.  Grrrrr.

And it occurs to me that this is just like the real world of business.  “We don’t need the consultants in, we’ll do it all in-house”.  But just like my kitchen, inevitably things go wrong, deadlines get missed and you end up having to start again and pay more than you ever anticipated.   Moral of the story, if you are going to do something, do it right.  Know your limitations.  Get the experts in.  Trust them.

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