Results and Side Effects

Team leaders spend a third of their time dealing with the impact of a plan that has been implemented. The desired result may come with some expected side effects. Often, a great victory comes at a cost of bandwidth, energy, and money. These costs can be anticipated and the result can be weighed against the cost. The tricky thing is when unanticipated costs are realized after a plan is fully implemented. This is the beginning of the learning process that will help the planning for the next endeavor. Winning and success can dull the pain of unexpected costs but a great team mines for the side effects of a victory after the victory party to make sure they keep happening.

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