The other day I was sitting in front of my computer with only my fan on. Since I was working from my office at home in this tropical heat wave we have had these last few weeks, it has been an uncomfortable working environment. So I changed the fan mode to high but I realized I was just getting hot air and bringing the speed up only accelerated the path of hot air. So after using my fan, and feeling as I was in a portable sauna, I decided to turn the A/C. I rarely do this since we live close enough to the ocean to get a decent breeze and save on the costs of energy on the A/C.
This hot air was a sign indicating that I needed to move over to option b the Air Conditioner.
How many times do people push hot air through many situations and expect a cool outcome on the other side?
I have been in many situations where they hire someone who is not up to par with the requirements but they expect good results from them. Over time the situation gets worse and the client can’t figure out why the person did not perform. The same happens with some software. If you put bad data in you are going to get bad data out. There is no way that if you enter the wrong numbers or input to a database you will get precise results at the end.
This last year I have been dealing with many situations where a client has requested a solution that will bring them a comfortable outcome (let’s say I am the A/C). But the client has opted to go for someone who is pushing hot air ( “let’s say my competitor is a dirty fan”). So when I step up to the plate with what I propose, I end up selling them a completely different product than what my competitor is selling them. The only issue is that they want to receive a cooling effect to the issue and I am offering it. My competitor to win the bid is offering a fan which is old and rusty and can only push hot air.
In the long run I have to say the Rusty Fan is winning most of the time in the short term but long term my client ends up feeling the heat and never receives the cooling sensation of a problem being solved.
For some reason in Tropical Island it is very easy for people blow hot air (since it is accesible year round).
Are you as a customer looking for a solid solution or for people to blow hot air your way and up in having to start from scratch.
photo credit by takomabibelot