It takes a manager
Can you imagine a team carrying a person on the payroll who doesn’t hit, field or pitch? What good is he anyway? Yet every team has a manager because the value of a good manager is far greater than measured by those functions.
What does a manager do?
- Prepares the team
- Plans the strategy against the opponent
- Makes decisions about personnel
Your business is similar and yet are you investing enough time managing? What should the manager of a dairy do?
- Direct the employees
- Monitor and evaluate the numbers to detect problems
- Make decisions about changes
- Plan the future direction of the operation
What will it take for you to be able to spend more time managing? What areas in your operation need more management?
It’s at least nine innings and a long season
It’s a long season in baseball and you have to be patient. You can’t make all the necessary changes right away. It takes years to build a championship team. But when you make the right moves, and when you have an attitude of continual improvement, you will achieve increasing success.
Raising dairy cows is similar. There will be setbacks and there will be lean times, but keep working at building a competitive business. Don’t be discouraged and don’t get impatient. But likewise, don’t get complacent.
So, what is the conclusion? Take a different look at your business and work to add more to the wins column this year. So play ball! And let’s go Tigers!
By the way, you’ve got a lot of fans out here!