One of my favorite shows I watch on TV is Master Chef Australia. In one of the episodes I had watched, teams were paired into twos and were tasked to cook the same dish that looks and tastes the same, with the twist that they were not able to taste or see each other’s dishes until the time they were judged.
As leaders and those who are in positions to ask for more resources, we tend to take the easy route and just ask for them. Sometimes we make the unavailability of resources to be a hinderance to our jobs. Sometimes we make that an excuse for poor execution or even poor quality of service.
As individuals we say to our bosses, “I’m not getting paid enough to do all this.” As managers we say, “We need to hire more people, we need better infrastructure, we need this, and we need that.” Naturally, as consumers so driven in an ever competitive world, having more means better status — how many time have we counted the size of the team we are managing but not the revenue that we are generating?