Stop Cutting Corners

Stop it!!

This issue is becoming more and more common lately. Cutting corners is the quick way of getting everything done and taken care of. Make sure the product, shipment, etc. is all done fast for the customer.  This fast production that companies and people are doing now, what is it truly costly? Today, lets sit down and discuss what you are doing when you cut corners.

First example in this study is UPS, that’s right one of the most trusted delivering services in the country. They use to be some of the best and fastest shipping out there. Lately, though they have been slipping on customer care by hiring driving to deliver the package and make it fast.  Now when you do things quickly you sometimes have a tendency to misplace the package or deliver it to the wrong address.

This is what happen with a package order of eBay, UPS tried to delivered it and failed the first day. Then decide it belonged at another place with a different person signing for the purchase. When you call the company, you need to go through the automatic response who takes about thirty minutes to speak to a person that has no idea how to really help. Then your left waiting and worried if your item will ever show.

The outcome and meaning of this story is the damage the company cost it self.  A customer is scared, annoyed, mad, and they probably lost a customer they once had, because they wanted to cut corners and do things easier. The damage it cost that company can be giant, because as you can see it spreads like wildfire when bad services comes over the wire. Same with good services, you do good you then have a great customer feedback and customer loyalty.

Cutting corners can look great on paper and could seem like it is saving you money, time, etc. When all honesty it’s going to cost more money to fix the damages the “cheap and easy” method made. Do it right the first time, take the time to get the task at hand done. Even if the boss is breathing down your neck, they are the ones who need to take a step back and realize that faster doesn’t mean better.

Just slow down a little bit, it’s okay. Don’t cut the corners anymore, just do it right. Look at the detail, be proud of your work. Don’t let the boss overshadow you. Really, if you do bad the manager looks bad, and if they look bad you are all in trouble. So lets just not cut corners and do it right the first time through.

Stop cutting corners is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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