Saturday, 12 January 2008

Peeling away the truth

A recent comment in an Australian newspaper pointed out that 80% of Australia's trade is within Australia., only 20% being exported. This means that increased productivity is necessary for internal reasons rather than as an aid to international competitiveness.

Interesting that we sometimes forget about the obvious ... it may not matter if we take the right actions for the wrong reasons, but if we get the actions wrong on a wrong diagnosis, we are in trouble.

So, when someone says "We need to do this ...", take a step back and ask "Why?" and then ask... "By doing this, what are we not doing?" One or more 'truths' might emerge!

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