The Penalty of Not Deciding

Regarding government funded programs, Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge a program by its intentions rather than by its results.”  This is true for any business because regardless of what the intent of making a change or investment is, the results are what really matters.  Not moving forward with a project investment that you know will yield positive consequences can have severe penalties.  Often times a situation can be like a ticking bomb ready to explode.  When a business reaches that stage,  the change becomes even more critical and can be more difficult because you can be faced with employees and clients who struggle with how they view your leadership.  Preventing a crisis is always better than reacting to one.