not, for these and more reasons:
1. It takes too long
2. The roast slices would
be small and chunky and unappetizing
3. The knife blade, not
designed for slicing meat, could easily slip and cut you
plain words, it's unwise and not something you'd want to
tolerate. Tolerations in business, however, aren't always as easily
an example, my aging laptop had gradually slowed in its ability to
process and load information on the screen. I was aware of the
reduced operating speed, but chose to live with it as opposed to
spending the energy to buy a new computer and transfer all of the
files and programs.
was no surprise when a failing screen on the laptop forced my decision
to invest in a replacement. The file transfer process was
painful, granted, but the end result was well worth it-a lightning fast
processor, tons of RAM and storage and updated software. My
toleration of the old laptop's inadequacies had been
costing me money and time due to its logy pace. The inner voice I had
been ignoring shouted, "I told you so!"
reasons why we allow tolerations are as plentiful as horse flies in
But, it's safe to say no matter how good the reasons, tolerations are
always costly financially or emotionally.
about your business, are you or your employees tolerating situations that
cost time and money similar to my aging laptop?
may have these tolerations draining time from your business daily:
The plastic shavings
pitchfork is missing more teeth than Great Grandpa
The wheelbarrow with
the slow leaking tire
A tractor with a dead
battery (a Diehard, that did, long ago)
temporary baling twine fence repairs
A precarious manure
pile board ramp that would be envied by Rube Goldberg
Scarcity of lead ropes
without knots or broken snaps
Sliding doors that only
slide when opened with a steel pry bar
Brooms so worn and
tattered even a witch wouldn't ride it
Switches that only
perform after the right magic "jiggle"
Mountains of tack to
clean with no convenient soap, sponges and warm water for hundreds of
A leaky fifty foot hose
intended for a job sixty feet away
yet, keep in mind what you will tolerate for tools and working
conditions may be far greater than what employees will tolerate.
there are many hard working Generation Y youth, this age group is
strongly conditioned to a throw-away society mentality. If
it's broken, buy a new one.
means workers in this age group will not be tolerating broken
tools and equipment. If you're a duct tape repairman, you may be
wasting what you think you're saving with additional labor expense.
one enjoys working with "make-do" tools and equipment.
your employees happy and productive with functional, efficient tools
and equipment. Their success at their jobs is crucial for your