As we all know one of my favourite pastimes is watching TV in any language…for proof see last month’s blog. This usually occurs late at night when the wife & kids are asleep however, there is no real rhyme or reason for this other than the fact that it is quiet and I can actually concentrate on what is happening in the movie…hold on…I know what you are thinking…watching TV late at night is not the same as watching late night TV…there is a discernible difference in the target audience…I do not want to pay you a sum of money so that you can tell me how I can make lots of money..probably by charging viewers a sum of money to tell them how to…well I am sure you get the picture. I also do not want to dress up like I am going out to a bar, only to call some 1-800 number to talk to a bunch of other dressed up people at home about how cool it would be if we actually went out to a bar….however I do enjoy ‘re-viewing’ movies that I have seen before and attempting to identify things I missed when I watched the movie for the first time.
Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
I would never disagree with Al…yeah we’re tight like that… however in this case, I do believe that you can repeat the same actions and see different results…think ‘re-viewing’ old movies and identifying new footage and items that you never noticed the first time…a scene…a phrase…a look.
I am fortunate enough to be in a field in which you can typically deploy repeatable processes across multiple industries /clients and evolve based on your past experiences.
Why are certain consultant engagements with similar approaches more successful than others?
This can be distilled down into 3 major factors:
– Senior Management Involvement – It is critical that senior management plays a key role in any project to help evangelize the benefits of the engagement to the rest of the organization and solicit support from sceptical resources
– Dedicated Project Resources – Organizational resources must dedicate a certain amount of time to the project to ensure a continuous transfer of inherent organizational information. This collaboration with consultants increases knowledge transfer and reduces organizational push-back
– Realistic Expectations – From the project onset, clearly identify realistic milestone deliverables that are relevant and achievable and build upon each other to help achieve the project objectives in a step wise manner
Here is my list of movies worthy of ‘re-viewing’ for a new perspective and appreciation of the not so obvious…Usual Suspect, The Others, Fight club and Sixth Sense.
Back to watching TV late at night…Ab roller…Whisper 2000…hey I think that old guy with the eyebrows just juiced a full can of beer…nice.