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How Much of Your Opex Do You Save Cutting Corners?

What % of your operating budget do you save when you look the other way while unauthorized changes and deviations are a norm in the workplace under your supervision? Would you 5, 10, 15 or maybe 30%? You are not too sure how much, if anything at all?


Well, it is highly unlikely that you will ever save on your Opex if employees are free to make up their own rules as they go along or can decide which step on the job comes next instead of what the approved procedures say. In fact working with scant regards for the Right Way of doing things condemns you to an ever spiraling  operating budget spend. Because you'll find that you are constantly grappling with 'digging a hole to fill a hole' throughout the life of  the project.


In the end, there are no prizes for guessing that your project will come in grossly over budget and way outside the delivery schedule because of all the issues of rework, unplanned stoppages, delayed logistics, repairs and replacements, backtracking, cleaning up after avoidable incidents, shift schedule dislocations, etc, you've had to contend with on the way. It is therefore a no brainer stressing that doing the right thing first time is the gateway to appreciable Opex savings and timely, qualitative work or project delivery.


Cutting corners leads you directly in the opposite direction with all the hassles, losses, poor quality work, frosty employee and client relations, thousands of dollars over budget spend, and a lot of red and angry faces in the boardroom. Not to mention thousands of disappointed Shareholders waiting patiently to scalp you at the next AGM.


Do you still think it's worth it cutting corners? I doubt it.

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