Up until a few years ago … [Dish Network’s] Ergen signed every check that left Dish headquarters, a process that took him three to four hours a week and left him with an unparalleled understanding of how money was moving out of the company. Management Secrets from the Meanest Company in America, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, Jan 7, 2013.
Really understanding what is going on means we often need to live with our data. We work with it every day until our gut knows it better than our head does.
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It can be tedious. It can take up a lot of time, but it can leave us with deep insights into how well our team or organization performs, that can’t be taught any other way.
See how to use these insights in How To Quickly Give Our Boss An Accurate Estimate
What part of your project or organization would you like to know better and how would you go about it?