First published 03/09/21 in Minutehack
As we got bigger, we started to hire people who, although they cared and wanted to do a good job, didn’t necessarily have the same zeal and all-48 consuming commitment that I had to making everything perfect.
It wasn’t that they didn’t want to do a great job; rather that they had a life outside the office and arguably a healthier perspective on work than I perhaps did.
But it wasn’t only that, they also had different views on how things should be done and in my passion for perfection I struggled to recognise this. This meant their great ideas for new ways of working often were overlooked or worse rebutted. When this happened we lost an opportunity to improve.
Every business needs diversity, and people with different opinions. But it can be hard to let go of control when you’re used to everything being and happening a certain way.