Chasing Quality

Quality does matter a great deal. But is there an end to how much you should deliver? Chasing quality has a cost in time and money. You are using someone else’s time and you are not able to fulfill other opportunities that would be revenue generating.

I think artists struggle with the boundaries. It’s not necessarily an issue of how much to give but rather when to stop.

The content may be good enough lest you miss a publishing deadline. The artwork could use more refinements but the client has not paid for it.

I guess the best question to be asking when dealing in project work is, “Who’s expectations are you meeting? Yours or the client’s?”

Part of being a great artist is that quality is the focus.

But, as Steve Jobs famously said, “Real artists ship.”

Published by Don Dalrymple

I am a management consultant to business owners, executives and entrepreneurs. I write and speak on systems, strategy and leadership on my blog and help empower business clients to achieve their goals for revenue and efficiency. I live a life of adventure and work with business clients all over the world from remote locations to help them start and grow their businesses.

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