Do you go to work, or do you stay home?
You are under pressure to hit your monthly performance goal, a goal that – if met – would simultaneously enable your team to hit its quarterly goal. You see two options: rush a project that would let you put some numbers on the board now. Or, continue to take your time with this project, knowing that the final results will be far better if you spend more time on it…even if it means missing this month’s goal.
What do you do? Go for the short-term goal, or focus on getting better results in the long-run?
How can you choose? No matter what you do, you’ll be unhappy – and others may be unhappy with you as well.
Fortunately, there are almost always alternatives to be found – alternatives that lead to choices you can live with, instead of choices that make you miserable. (more…)