Strategy Alone Won't Make a Winning In-plant
In order to win games, a football team has to not only come up with great plays, but accurately execute those plays. At the same time, the team has to try to avoid costly mistakes and penalties that can cost it the game.
While the pain of watching our team lose due to a great play by the opposition is palpable, we may be able to eventually concede the loss by accepting that the opposition was better positioned to win (or was just plain lucky). What perplexes me the most is when a team that seems to have a sure win, literally forfeits that win due to penalties that were perfectly preventable (sorry Cincinnati). That self-inflicted pain seems unlikely to ever go away, at least to diehard fans.
Gordon Rivera is a graphic communication lecturer at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and is the supervisor of Campus Graphics, an in-plant provider of traditional and digital media for Allan Hancock College, a community college in Santa Maria, Calif. He is a certified G7 Print Professional and has successfully completed both Lean/Six Sigma training and a Black Belt level project. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your print experiences in the pursuit of quality.