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This week’s focus: business execution
I had the privilege of playing Taps at a full honors military funeral at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, this past week. The cemetery performs 16 funeral services each day–each family is allotted just 30 minutes.
Normally, Taps concludes a ceremony. But, at this cemetery, Taps is played about 5 minutes after service starts. After Taps concluded, the American flag was folded and given to the family and, then, the service really got underway.
The standard protocol (funeral service, flag folding, flag presentation, Taps) is modified so the honor guard can get on to the next family’s ceremony. While the process employed is efficient, it felt dishonoring to change the sequence for the sake of expediency and efficiency.
Efficiency should never undermine the integrity of a process.
Thought for the week:
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
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Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com
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