Get a finished product

Clarity, Growth, Freedom


Every company has something that it produces – a valuable finished product, be it something physical object or a service. Having statistics to measure this is a good idea.


Product: A completed thing or service which has value within or outside an activity (or business) and has been exchanged. This means that it has not only been finished and has value to the customer or fellow staff member, but that it is also in their hands.

Finished: Totally complete, with nothing left to do. Nothing!

Complete: A thing that has no parts left to go. It is whole in every way.

There is no point trying to push a statistic up for the sake of seeing a high number on a graph. A high graph is a beautiful thing if it actually measures real production.

I am sure, if you have a think about it, you can come up with a number of examples of unfinished products that you have seen in a company or even in your own life.

What would you think?
Can you imagine what would happen if you went to Ford or Holden to pick up your new car and it was missing 2 door handles and they said “Oh we couldn’t help that the handles were late. Pay us now and we’ll fix it up in a few weeks.”

Would you give your money to this dealership? Would you buy that car again?

How about you bought a new computer and it was missing just the ENTER key. Is it complete? Is fully usable? Of course not! You would tell the store trying to sell you thing to get stuffed or knock half the price off.

Reasons why it can’t be done:

By not accepting any of these reasons why things cannot be finished completely you will be able to organize your company and its policies so that you can get things done. Failure to finish the final product of the company is the sole responsibility of the company, its executives and staff.

Every staff member produces something of value whether it be a thing or a service which contributes to the overall product or service of the company.

A company that delivers what it promises will continue to survive and grow, its staff will have high morale and it will gain a long-term future and become something of which you can be proud.

by Oisin Grogan