RE: Single-sourcing... Again...

Subject: RE: Single-sourcing... Again...
From: "Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EAA)" <Sean.O'Donoghue-Hayes -at- ericsson -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 16:13:01 +1000


Sounds like you have it in one!!!!

All you have to do as an employer is identify extra work that the person
concerned is interested in. Get them to do that at the end of the day, and
they will miss dinner, forget about the kids, divorce the spouse, let the
car rust, allow the trainset/surfboard/novel to gather dust, not worry about
that urgent doctors appointment, and indeed happily work themselves into an
early grave for you.

now all you have to do as an employer is identify that type of work for each

Who says employers don't get a benefit - indeed possible fiscal advantage -
from this list... :-)

regards and thanks,

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Plato [mailto:gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, 9 August 2002 3:46 PM
Cc: wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com
Subject: Re: Single-sourcing... Again...

So its okay to burn up overtime setting up a single-sourcing system, but it
be unacceptable if your boss asked you to stay overtime to get some docs
(Presumably using that very same system that you spent all this time to

This is where my whole argument about overtime work hinges. People are
happy to work overtime on something they enjoy (like setting up
systems). But when it comes to doing the mind-numbing work they were hired
complete...they have to get home to the kids/dog/spouse/car/hobby/etc.

Andrew Plato

--- Bill Swallow <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com> wrote:

> As with anything, you get out of it what you put into it. True, you need
> to invest time and effort up front to set up the process. What you aim
> for is the ROI, not immediate satisfaction. So yes, pull your overtime
> setting it up and nailing the process down, and then (if it's working
> right and you thought it out well) reap the benefits of reuse with
> minimal rework. Of course single-sourcing isn't for everyone, but for
> those it suits, it can be a big success if done right.

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