“People don’t do what you expect but what you inspect.”
—Louis V. Gerstner Jr., former CEO of IBM
How often in your personal or professional worlds do people let you down by making, then not fulfilling, their promises?
Unfulfilled expectations are key reasons for the upsets we experience on a daily basis.
A simple yet highly effective strategy to bolster the odds of promises being fulfilled is to add accountability and direct inspection to the agreements you reach with others.
The knowledge that you or others will actually be checking up and inspecting the efforts and accompanying results almost guarantees the job gets done.
Where in either your personal or professional worlds would an “inspect what you expect” strategy dramatically improve the percentage of promises kept, and the results you desire?