In business, you find yourself making some compromises while trying to either help someone or helping yourself. These are often very small and not cost much. All part of the wheeling and dealing that takes place.
But this is deceptive, as many leads to significant problems later on.
In the project management profession, they have a term called “scope creep”, where you have a scope for the project, but the customer asks for small things here and there. Because many of these are small, people say sure. Over time, what were three requirements, somehow turned to ten, and what was supposed to take one week, turned to four.
Or worse, where that item you included turns around and bites you in the arse because it went all wrong. I’ve seen those as well, which I why I don’t give project managers wrong when they say, “Hol’ up right dey,” when asking for a little something added and passing you the change request form.
We should learn something from those project managers. Don’t agree with those small compromises unless you are getting something back in return.
Otherwise, never compromise.