How is implementing the right MLM software program, feature or function like making a delicious pizza?
One of my favorite self-help success coaches is Darren Hardy. Darren Hardy is the former publisher of SUCCESS magazine, an American author and well-known keynote speaker.
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Darren relates an analogy made by the late Nora Efron, a famous filmmaker and script writer of movies like, “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle” where she said that…
Delivering a script is much like delivering a big, beautiful, plain pizza that only has cheese and tomato sauce.
When you give it to the director he may say, “I love pizza and I’m willing to commit to this pizza, but I think this pizza should have mushrooms on it.” And you say, “Mushrooms! of course, that’s a great idea, why didn’t I think of that? Let’s put some on… immediately”.
Someone else comes along and suggests adding green peppers which, in their opinion is just what your pizza needs. However, you question their green pepper idea, but you accept their suggestion anyway because you want them to feel included in the process, so you allow green peppers to be added.
Then along comes somebody who suggests anchovies. That idea creates a heated debate. To settle it, you compromise and only use half the amount of anchovies they’d suggested. And, so it continues. What you end up with is a big pizza that has almost everything on it, but it’s a horrible tasting pizza…, movie, product, website, brochure, campaign, software… etc.
The message that Efron was trying to make is that working on a movie is a very collaborative effort involving many people and influences. The key to making a good movie is that someone must take command who has clear vision and direction in making the final decision on what is to be added to the movie or pizza. “If everyone’s ideas where implemented,” stated Efron, “we’d produce a movie that would be more of a bust rather than a blockbuster.”
The Secret Software Sauce Formula
Over the past 15 years of MLM software development, we concur 100% with Efron’s “collaboration and take command” formula. When adding new software programs, features and functionality to the MLM software platform “collaboration” is a necessary, crucial step. However, once the collaboration phase is over, a company stakeholder who understands the company’s vision and direction must “take command” to make the final decision on what is to be added, or not added to the software platform.
If the “take command” action is over-looked or ignored and your company allows all suggested software programs, features and functionality to be added to the platform; like the pizza, your company will have a bad tasting, poor performing, dysfunctional software solution that will make no one happy and will hurt your business.