Every now and then the instructor of my favorite class at the gym takes a day off. She is so reliable and is always there, that we hardly ever think about her not being there. And while we all recognize the need and importance for vacation, it throws everyone off because there aren’t subs anywhere near as good as she is. So, people scramble to rejigger their workout schedule for the week.
While clearly a first world problem, figuring out how to get the best workout when your regular instructor is out highlights a dilemma most businesses face. Do you have a strong bench to replace those that are out temporarily or leave permanently?
It is usually the things like vacations that highlight talent gaps. When was the last time you looked at yours?