The Power of Asking ‘Why Am I Doing It?

Business Improvement

Perhaps the first question we should ask before doing anything is: Why am I doing it?

With repetition, we stop to think about why we are even doing specific tasks.

Likely, we do not need 200 reports; maybe half of the month-end processes are unnecessary, and we may not need 300 new leads each month.

Maybe what we call best practice needs a critique. Perhaps we need to consider eliminating product lines or services. Maybe we should outsource the services to people who earn a living out of them.

The point is that we must not mindlessly keep busy churning out a massive volume of work. There is value in being actively lazy by asking, Why am I doing it?