Firefighters are extremely valuable. When something goes wrong, they are there to put out the fires. In business, there are firefighters who take on similar roles. A problem arises, they quickly deal with the problem so normalcy can return.
Fire preventers don’t get nearly as much attention or credit but they are the ones who do the advance work to prevent the problems in the first place. This would include the planning, the developing of the foundations, the trouble shooting, the beta testing etc. It’s not nearly as glamorous a role as a firefighter but even more important.
Firefighters are extremely valuable. Fire preventers are invaluable. If you want to be invaluable to your organization be a fire preventer.
Just something to think about.
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