How Excuses Can Hinder You

Finding the right reason something is not working as opposed to making excuses. Excuses are reasons why one justifies something isn’t happening, but it never leads to the solution.

A simple example we can all recognise: I’m late because the traffic was heavy. How many times have you used this excuse yourself and how many times have you heard it from others? Usually the reasons trace back to staying up too late maybe watching a movie or social media and tired the following morning so it’s all too much of an effort to be on time or even early. So when traffic gets blamed it’s actually an excuse and a lie. When one takes responsibility one spots the real reason they are late and corrects the real reason that causes the situation which leads to being on time.

Recently, I did a SWOT analysis on a project I’m working on and immediately confronted the truth of the weaknesses and threats to all concerned. I know I don’t have the recourses to handle the outpoints immediately but I am happy I am gradually moving in the direction of solving the problems rather than making a very justifiable excuse.

So when you hear someone saying that they have no time to do something, the solution is always work harder and smarter and just get it done. It’s a funny little thing and maybe hard to see but when your problems get doubled one tends to get them done because you just have to find ways to get it all done and your imagination and creativity kicks in.

The side effect is you will feel great and your morale will rise.

Dynamic Innovations creates opportunities for world class, precision manufacturing enterprises and constantly hears excuses from people as to why things are slow, can’t happen etc… The amount of time and money wasted on excuses leads to gross inefficiencies and lower productivity. In Dynamic Innovations we tend to deal with competent customers and supply partners and make no excuses for that.

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Wishing you a great day,

Kieron | CEO

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Expand Your Business With The Right ECM

Nowadays with the skills shortages, energy and commercial property costs, the investment required to establish in-house manufacturing can be a real challenge especially for SMEs. Capital equipment costs are high, space is often limited, and you may lack specialist engineering knowledge.

Outsourcing the build of your product to an equipment contract manufacturer handles these problems.

With more internal resources at your disposal, both financially and intellectually, you are free to focus on expanding core areas of your business, such as: research and development, product innovation and business expansion. In order to realise these benefits, you will need to establish effective communication with your chosen ECM. On-time delivery and quality are paramount. Cost is also a huge factor but should be considered in terms of total-cost-of-ownership and value. After all, you get what you pay for. Great communication is the key ingredient that makes it all work. In other words it’s vital to clearly work with your ECM on your exact needs and wants as everybody’s requirements are different.

ECMs have different niche areas of specialisation so it’s important to be able to identify the right supplier that suits your product and company best. Having a dedicated project manager on your project to oversee progress and provide one-to-one feedback as manufacturing itself relies heavily of supply chains, people and technology so in itself is a moving organism. However, with open and honest two-way transparent communication in place, any stress around potential problems will be minimised and solutions optimised at an early stage. So the message is:

“Mind your own business and let your carefully chosen ECM mind your equipment.”

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