Specialists

In a hospital, the surgeons operate, the anesthesiologists prepare patients for surgery, nurses provide other types of care, administrators take care of the administrative side.

In a restaurant, cooks/chefs prepare the food, servers serve the food, bar tenders prepare the drinks.

In an airplane, the flight attendants help make the passengers comfortable and safe, pilots fly and navigators direct.

There is a reason in a hospital nurses don’t operate, administrators don’t provide anesthesia and surgeons don’t balance the books.

There is a reason in a restaurant chefs don’t make the drinks and bartenders don’t cook the meals.

In an airplane we don’t want flight attendants flying the plane.

In each of these situations we want people to specialize and more specifically we want them to specialize in what they do best.

Why is it that in small business we think we can do it all? Programmers think they can be salespeople. Salespeople think they can be engineers. Everyone thinks they can do the administrative stuff.

How much more successful would many of us be if we did a better job of delegating so that we can do what we do best and others could do what they do best?

Just something to think about.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

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