Shopping Hungry

When I go to the grocery store when I am hungry, I will almost always spend more money on things that I want than the things I originally needed. Everything looks good when I am hungry so I make poor decisions in that state. The same principle applies when we are recruiting for a desperately needed position on the team. We are less likely to properly vet for fit and chemistry when we are desperate for someone to get a job done. The problem is often solved in the short term when we feel good about filling a spot on an org chart, but over time we may realize that we created more problems in the long term by filling the spot so quickly. Urgency is the enemy of process. Don’t shop hungry.

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