Waiting for perfect means not starting...

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As an avid reader of Seth Godin, his excellent PERMISSION MARKETING (1999) and UNLEASHING THE IDEA VIRUS (2001), together with his equally excellent thought provoking daily blog, inevitability from a marketing perspective, which readers can easily relate to day-to-day challenges of getting their individual messages across to a Client, boss or maybe the Team of people they are working with.
On the 2nd October 2017, Seth seemed to be talking directly to the work we are involved with in schools:
"You're doing it wrong"
But at least you're doing it.
Once you're doing it, you have a chance to do it better.
Waiting for perfect means not starting...
Speaking from the perspective of the ever increasing utility (electricity and water) and maintenance costs, as a school administrator, it’s often hard to see the proverbial “woods for the trees” and there is always a very good reason for doing nothing:
  • We understand the problems our school has, but we have no money to fix them.
  • We understand there is a problem, but we don’t know how to start to resolve them.
  • We have the data but we don’t trust it.
  • We made the proposal to the SGB but it wasn’t approved.
The list of reasons for not starting is seemingly endless. And who can possibly blame you? After all, you are a teacher not an electricity and water or building maintenance expert!!!
And it would seem logical that the custodians of your school (the DoE, DPW, DID, DBE) should be providing a clear set of rules, together with a clear set of guidelines of where to get help, technical assistance, resolve Municipal Billing problems, funding, etc, which would then enable you, as the school's administrator, to properly manage the buildings and reduce costs.

Of course, that would be perfect…but as Seth suggests: Waiting for perfect means not starting…

Truth is, there is an awful lot that schools can, and maybe should, be doing to help themselves...understanding the ever increasing costs of Electricity & Water of your school is a solid first step.

The need for efficiency and cost reduction is important to schools, especially in this very difficult 2020. Taking that first step is the biggest challenge and precisely where Suntricity can help guide you to achieve your goals.

We would love to be even a small part of your journey. Contact us: 011 534 8695 or by e-mail: mail@suntricity.co.za or SignUp to receive our Newsletters here >>>>>

This Blog was initially posted by FirstLook™ on the 8th October 2017, edited and updated to address these difficult times of 2020.