When I was learning how to be an auditor, one of my early mentors told me: “There’s the wrong way to do the wrong thing, the right way to do the wrong thing, the wrong way to do the right thing, and finally the right way to do the right thing. As an auditor, you’re always looking for the wrong ways as well as the wrong things!”
I had to think about that.
But he was right. You shouldn’t ever do the wrong thing, whatever way you try to do it.
It’s also equally wrong to try to do the right thing in the wrong way.
All this is a long way of saying that when times are tough and we try to cut costs in our business – which is the right thing to do – some of us go about doing it in the wrong way.
Let’s look at how to reduce the costs of running your business, in the right way.