Ugly Baby Syndrome
It is almost impossible to tell parents to a new baby the whole truth about the actual look of the baby. We will all say it is a cute, beautiful baby no matter how ugly, bruised or strange looking the baby really is.
As a consultant it can also be challenging to tell business leaders, project managers and product owners the whole truth about their situation.
Many committed business people love their company, work or product so much that they deny seeing the reality or the problems.
It is their little baby and it is almost an insult to tell that their company or product has serious flaws.
A professional board, user groups and well planned internal seminars can often bring some reality on the table, but the ugly baby syndrome is alive and kicking in many companies.
The experienced consultants at Converzion admire business people and their commitment and passion but we strongly believe that first step in ensuring major growth is realizing and accepting flaws, problems and mistakes.
This is easy on paper -This is easier said than done.
Owners and managers are with good reason focused on the positive, the good results and they prefer celebration to evaluation.
They want good vibrations, positive feedback and encouragements, not a lot of negative talk and focus on the few problems and mistakes.
“Past is past …. Let’s just work harder, smarter and faster and get some new sales” is a great motto and we understand that priority.
To allow analyzing, evaluation and questions on the entire business model can however change the reality. Straight, honest, direct, unwrapped feedback, suggestions and proposals can make a sweet but ugly baby perfect in all aspects and produce great results.
Don’t let the ugly baby syndrome slow your company down!