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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

In today’s world, everything is so fast paced that if you blink – you miss half the year.  Not only is life fast paced, so is work! You don’t even complete one assignment that you have ten others already in line all screaming “me next!”

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In most job settings I have been in before it is quantity over quality – until I came to Gould Design, Inc. (GDI).  Starting off with GDI about a month ago has taught me many valuable skills and lessons.  These skills and lessons go beyond the world of truss design and can be brought into your own personal life, which in my view, only helps to improve your work output.

Being a new designer, I was always rushing to get the job done ASAP.  But during one of my conversations with Christopher he said to me “slow and steady” and when he said those three words I had to rewind in my mind what he just said! I have never heard a manager tell me “slow and steady” usually it is “fast and faster.”  However, after Christopher said these three words I took a step back and thought “he’s right – slow and steady does win the race.”

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You may ask: How? Because taking your time in any environment means doing it once and doing it right.  Taking those extra few minutes to go over your assignment to recheck that you have not missed any fine details ensures that your completed assignment goes through with no mistakes.

Not only does slow and steady help with accuracy but it also helps your own work environment.  Knowing that your manager appreciates the extra time you took to look over those fine details to ensure that nothing was missed makes for happy manager, a happy employee and most importantly a happy client.

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It’s refreshing to work for a company that appreciates time instead of ignoring it – but don’t take my word for it…try completing your daily tasks “slow and steady” for one day and see what a difference it makes in your productivity.

Denise Dove – Design Trainee

Gould Design, Inc.