29 October 2009

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”

--Author unknown.

This quote reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend of mine earlier today. She was upset because at her company a new computer system was thrusted on her and her department without the benefit of the system being tested thoroughly by a representative of the department that would be using it. Those were the days. I remember when we bonded over the same situation at an insurance company in Pewaukee Wisconsin about 5 years ago. Since it wasn't tested in the background while we worked with the old system in the foreground, the new system required more time and labor (and frustration) to fix the bugs, resulting in backlogs, re-work, and working extra hours (when you're salaried, those extra hours are not overtime). The old system was leased to us, and the company let the lease expire since we had developed this new system ( that didn't work).

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