An­a­lyse sit­u­a­tions care­fully in terms of po­ten­tial costs, li­a­bil­i­ties and ben­e­fits

Finweek English Edition - - MANAGEMENT -

A few years ago, I had a stalker. Af­ter this man ag­gres­sively charged into our of­fice, run­ning past the se­cu­rity of­fi­cer and into the el­e­va­tor, sev­eral of my col­leagues felt that we needed to cre­ate a safer en­vi­ron­ment. I was less wor­ried, de­spite be­ing the tar­get of his in­ter­est, believ­ing that a night in jail and a se­vere warn­ing from the judge might have an ef­fect. How­ever, we needed to ad­dress ev­ery­one’s anx­i­ety; that re­quired study­ing ac­cess and sur­veil­lance sys­tems for doors, el­e­va­tors and hall­ways. We se­lected a new en­try lock­ing sys­tem and con­vinced our build­ing-mates to in­stall ac­cess card secu-

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