In the next three posts I will share six bonus management tips that are exclusive to the Marine Corps. Here are tips one and two.
1. Manage According to the Rule of Three. This rule dictates a person should limit their attention to 3 goals. A corporal has a squad of 3 men; a sergeant and second lieutenant have a platoon of 3 squads; a captain has a company of 3 platoons; and so on, up to general. Applied to decision making, it boils possibilities down to 3 alternatives therefore preventing over extension and confusion.
2. Faster is Better – The 70% Solution. The Marine Corps encourages quicker decision making. The Corps believes that a good plan executed now has a better chance of success than a perfect solution implemented later. The idea is to gather 70% of the information and resources you need, then if you feel reasonably confident the plan will succeed, you implement the decision. This increases the speed of decision-making and avoids analysis paralysis thus creating a more responsive organization.
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