Howdy. Thinking back to my nursing, I’ve been trying to come up with the biggest business lesson I’ve learnt. It was easy.
2 things I did later in my career were run the Resuscitation Program – part of that role was to head up the resus team and manage any resuscitations. The other was one of my last positions at the last hospital I worked at – and that role was running the hospital after hours.
Once 5 pm came around, I was in charge of everything till the end of the shift at 11 pm. All medical staff, all admin staff, all the buildings, everything.
And the lesson I learnt from those 2 was this:
If there is a problem to address, gather the information you need and make the decision NOW.
Particularly in emergency situations people tend to get a little tense and don’t always make decisions. The important thing was to take action and take action now.
Unlike resuscitations, in business it ain’t life or death if you make the wrong decision. But it’s still important to make a decision.
If it is the wrong decision, then try something else. If that doesn’t work then try something else. Take action, because action leads to different consequences.