Thursday, January 8, 2009
Pick your battles
Random: Had a conversation today about when the right time to push for the things you want at work... in this case tools. There is definitely a right and wrong time. In this case, some of the push-back is due to the many deadlines hanging over everyone's head... and then again some may be posturing. Requesting new tools to be installed/purchased/etc. during a period of stress at any level is futile. The best advice I could give was to get things done first and document the different times during the push that this new tool could have come in handy. After a "big win" or deployment, I'm not sure he'll have the same resistence to the tools he wants.