After dance class last week, a few of us gathered to talk for a few minutes. We had noticed a few of the people in class didn’t know the basics and thought it would be helpful for the instructor to cover them next time. You learn the basics when you are younger, so as an adult, they are not normally taught. But if you come into class without having taken dance earlier in life, you don’t know what you don’t know.
The same is true in business. At one point in my career, I spent a lot of time looking at why some projects fail while others are wildly successful. One of the key findings was people. When people were put in a position to run a project and didn’t have the basics, the projects failed. You can’t skip the basics. How are you making sure your people are getting them?