Forethought or afterthought

Your choice.

Either plan and prepare ahead of time, or wonder what went wrong after the fact.

There is an old Norwegian proverb that says, “The afterthought is good, but the forethought is better.”

Are your employees considered an afterthought? If a decision has been made within your company, are your employees among the first to hear about it? I’m not saying they have to be involved in the decision making process. Are you communicating with them?

If not, no matter how good your intentions, they are an afterthought.

And you might have succeeded at alienating your front line employees.

Shouldn’t you have thought that decision through?

Day 12 – Are your employees a forethought or afterthought?



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5 Responses to Forethought or afterthought

  1. jeff noel says:

    Nice one. Are you Norwegian?

  2. Donna Flanagin says:

    Been enjoying your “daily” blogs, has it been hard?

  3. David says:

    Jeff, not Norwegian that I know of. But I do like Maelstrom. Does that count?

    Donna, yes it has been a challenge. Some days are filled with so many ideas I can’t get the thoughts down fast enough before they are gone. With my upcoming DI course, I’m sure I’ll have a new influx of inspiration.

    25 days!

  4. Patty Hebert says:

    Yes, your daily blogs are very thought provoking. Thanks for putting out the effort. I appreciate them.

  5. David says:

    Thank you Patty. It really is my pleasure!

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