I saw a cartoon the other day. It said…

We offer three kinds of services.
GOOD. CHEAP. FAST.
But you can only pick two.
GOOD and CHEAP won’t be FAST.
FAST and GOOD won’t be CHEAP.
CHEAP and FAST won’t be GOOD.

Think of what you provide to others and whether you are trying to deliver all three parameters at once. It’s possible but difficult.

It’s worth setting expectations on what is actually possible and asking which two parameters are most important when you take on a task.

Here is this same idea presented from a project perspective using the time, cost and quality triangle.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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