The Trap of Doing Nothing



When you are faced with a management decision and do nothing, it’s like sitting in your car, in park, with the engine running. You’re certainly not making any wrong turns, but you’re not going anywhere either. Yet, there you sit, burning gas.


Maybe next quarter you’ll put the car into drive. Or perhaps you’ll throw the car into reverse next quarter and actually back into the garage. Maybe you’ll run out of gas altogether because you sat in park with the car running for too long.

A little advice from your Uncle enkompas: don’t run out of gas waiting for next quarter to put your initiatives into drive. If you know where you need to go, you’re risking nothing by moving forward. Nobody is ever criticized for leaving a few minutes early to make an appointment with success!

The great John Kennedy may have said it best, “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” When the right time to move forward was yesterday, you must act TODAY and move forward NOW. This sentiment rings true for management teams at financial institutions, manufacturing companies, non-profit organizations and corporate businesses.

Shifting into drive doesn’t mean a solo road trip. Here at enkompas, we pride ourselves in being a consultancy, your copilot. We’re not listening to the radio but, instead, we listen to your needs, your challenges, and your desired outcomes to keep you moving forward then lead you to a solution. Think of us as your wingman!

If you’ve been sitting in park for a long time because you’re overwhelmed or simply don’t know what to tackle first, here’s a roadmap to point you in the right direction:

  • Update and secure your aging IT infrastructure to push business forward

  • Migrate to the cloud to improve operational efficiencies

  • Address cybersecurity threats to protect your business and your customer’s data

  • Implement new technology to gain competitive viability

  • Maximize your SharePoint environment to drive more value across the organization

  • Test disaster planning systems to reduce risk of downtime or data loss

There is a cost for doing nothing so don’t risk running out of gas. Contact enkompas and invite us to ride shotgun!

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