Mechanics are an important aspect of any task a team executes. Mechanics can be anything that works behind the scenes to make something work. This includes math, working parts, or processes. Teams must make sure that their mechanics are sound if they want to optimize their combined effort. Shortcuts and last-minute timing are the two things that most often undermine sound mechanics and ultimately our desired result. This happens because a task becomes monotonous or we got away with unsound mechanics before and the risk of cheating the system became more acceptable over time.