Fill out Form 2-1337-4U and move to the red tape. Next.
O.K., so we all wish we could cut through the red tape, skip the process, get the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, have chocolate covered candies delivered and meet that perfect person for us. Reality check, it’s not going to happen, well maybe the chocolate covered candies.
Here’s the thing, the Process is there for a reason. You may not understand it, frankly I usually don’t, but it has it’s roots founded in some need of the company. There are things you can do to help the process along.
First thing is don’t fight the process, especially if you work for a company that has to be compliant with some sort of rules. Embrace the process, love the process, Hug it and squeeze it and call it George.
If you don’t try to skip through the process you’ll find things work out much better for you. Trust me, fighting the process isn’t a fight you’re gonna win.
Second thing is own the process. Send it to obedience school and teach it new tricks.
If you learn the process and all its twists and turns you can help it along.
Third thing is keep tabs on the process. Stick a tracking beacon on that sucker and use every bit of advanced technology you have to keep informed of where it is.
If you keep tabs on the process then you’ll be aware of if your project is getting stuck in the red tape or if it’s following it’s natural course.
Fourth thing is don’t fear the process. Go all Art of War on it and conquer it.
If you’re not afraid of the process then you’ll know when you should step up to help move your project along and when you shouldn’t.
Fifth thing is know when to question the process. Snatch that pebble grasshopper!
If you are intimately familiar with the process then you can take a closer look at it and see how and if it can be modified to help move things along.
Sixth thing is the process is your friend. Sure it might be that annoying friend you keep asking yourself why you keep them around; but, it is your friend.
If you take a closer look at the process you’ll see it’s their to protect you from things when they run a foul instead of to slow you down. If the process didn’t exist then you’d be getting pulled in fifty million directions at once.
Seventh thing is know who is in the process. Know thyself and ever other self that’s involved in the process.
If you know who is involved with the process and what their roles are you’re going to know who to offer help to, who to ask questions to, who to get to help you move the process along, and so forth.
So are you going to fight the process or tame it?