Continuing on with our root cause series, this week we will look at the Materials needed to reach your goals. As previously stated, the reason for shortfalls could be one or more of these factors: environment, people, materials, equipment, methods or measurements. Let's explore why materials may be the reason you are struggling to hit your goals.
The Definition of material is: the elements, constituents, or substances of which something is composed or can be made. Or something (such as data) that may be worked into a more finished form.
At times, the reason you may not reach your goal or desired outcome is out of your control. But, it is important to understand the what or why, so you can get the appropriate help to achieve your goal. Here are a few examples:
In this series, we have examined your own personal habits and how the environment can be part of the root causes to goal success. This week, we focus on people. Although it may be hard to admit, sometimes the problem is the people you work with or the very person who should be helping you succeed, your supervisor. As previously stated, the reason could be one or more of these factors: environment, people, materials, equipment, methods or measurements. This week we will look at why people may be the reason you are struggling to hit your goals.
Unless you work in a hole in the middle of the earth or you have somehow become stranded on a deserted island, you have to rely on people to help you reach your goals. I know this is no surprise to you, but there are people everywhere and they have their own agendas. Here are some scenarios to help you reach your goals, while dealing with people. "People" is not only the people you work with, but they are your customers or vendors as well.