Honey-Can-Do International Founder and chief executive officer Steve Greenspon shares a wonderful lesson learned on LinkedIn that I wish to share here so that everyone can benefit from his experience. What follows is what he wrote.
“Unfortunately, not everything goes perfectly in [global] business and the best solution is to fix it quickly and prevent it from occurring again.
If you’re lucky, you can one day laugh about the situation. Two of my favorite incidents were misprints on master cartons of products. On one of our first production runs at Honey-Can-Do International LLC, we had a full container of cartons labeled “Boney Can Do.” [Refer to photo below.]
On another shipment, our juvenile wood shirt hangers had an unfortunate typo on 167 cartons. [Refer to above photo.[
I kept one of each box as a reminder that mistakes happen and, so long as you learn from them and make the improvements necessary to prevent in the future, they do make a company and an individual stronger.”
Read the LinkedIn post here.
Bottom line? Pay attention to details. Go over things not once but several times before you give your seal of approval. Lastly, have more than one person review important initiatives to make sure you haven’t missed anything in the busyness of life.
Photo source: Steve Greenspon, Honey-Can-Do International