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Rule 29 of Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management: 不做無益之事

不做無益之事

 

對於球鞋有偏愛者,我先道個歉,但我要說的重點是:即或你用力去擦一個空殼,空殼終究還是空殼。我成長的過程,我們是用 Kiwi 鞋油擦鞋,並用白色的 Kiwi 鞋油去擦我們的球鞋以保持潔淨。但,不論我們怎麼努力擦球鞋,髒的球鞋還一個髒的球鞋!

 

每當我聽到徒有亮麗的簡報外觀,卻缺乏內容與實質時,我總是會說:「你是無法將球鞋擦亮的」,那是表示一開始就錯了的禮貌性說法。

 

試著擦亮球鞋(做無意義的事)事實上是件危險的事,因為你可能在試圖取信他人一個根本不存在的價值,這將引領企業進入一個死胡同並對生產力有害!

 

You Can't Polish A Sneaker

 

My apologies to those who cherish their sneakers, but my point is that even if you polish a hollow shell, it’s still nothing but a hollow shell. When I was growing up, we used white Kiwi polish to make our sneakers look new, but no matter how hard we tried, an ugly sneaker remained an ugly sneaker. 

 

Now when I see a briefing that’s heavy on style but short on substance or focus, I say, “You’re not going to be able to polish that sneaker.” It’s a polite way of saying you haven’t started out with anything meaningful. 

 

Trying to polish a sneaker can actually be dangerous because it may inadvertently convince others that the sneaker has a value that it doesn’t really possess. This can lead organizations down unproductive dead ends.

 

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