My mantra for all stuff I do around the house is “Get someone in”.
I can’t put a set of shelves up without them being wonky and stuff falling off them.
I know what I know, and I don’t want to have a half-arse job at something I don’t.
I am in awe of people who can design stuff, build it and it works. From a small wooden toy to a house-sized chocolate-making machine.
We have customers who do all these amazing things and I walk around factories and building sites and all sorts of places, wondering how the hell people do this stuff.
But then I know other stuff. I know some stuff that other people don’t know how to do. My team know how to do a lot of stuff that some believe is black magic.
I know how you can get most of your IT and speed up your processes.
So, I know when someone says “I just want that sh*t to work” I totally get it.
When you get us in, we will tell you – what you need doing and why, how much it’s going to cost. We probably won’t even bore you with the how. I don’t care how someone is going to fix my fence, so why should you care about how Im going to make something that’s going to boost your business?
Sometimes I ask the handy person – so what you doing mate? In my best blokey voice and when they tell me I just glaze over and nod. They could be telling me to put my two by two up my post hole with a piece of dowling. I don’t know and it doesn’t matter to me. I want the result.
But, if they say, I can save you money on that and it will be way better and last longer if we did it like this, I am likely to see them again, and that’s what we do.
So, you may be in construction/ manufacturing or make or build anything and think that IT should just run, but there is a bit more to it than that – I have done my 30 year apprenticeship.