The Stretch

How should you manage a stretch?  We all have them.  A whopping great big number forced in on top of our budgets.

A couple of options:

1.  Divide and conquer:  split the two or twenty million up between departments and set them up against each other, Mano a Mano.  See who succeeds and who fails.
2.  Team work:  point out what the hole is and see what your team can come up.  All fail or all succeed.

When you look at it like that it is fairly obvious which is the better option.

So why don’t we do it?  What is it about our psyche that forces the heroic, independent, save the day mentality?

It is possible to be a hero and work in a team.  As the three musketeers would say.  “All for one and one for all”

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