The Challenge or a step back
One day in the past, after discussing with a Finance Manager from one of our projects. He was asking me about possibilities of a new banking software I implemented into the companies’ needs and that he wished the old banking software back. Well, I administrated that as well. He was focusing on one single function, which the old Solution was able to provide, but not the new one. I told him “A step back is good some times.“ I was not talking about going back to the old Solution. The step back I am talking about will be clear at the end of this article. The colleague challenged me. He said, he wants to read an Article from me why I think a step back is good sometimes. I herewith accepted the challenge.
Taking a step back sometimes Speeds Up to reach the Next Level
When I had a business on my own, with me focusing on Website Programming / Product Development, online Marketing and Networking. Especially teaching myself website programming taught me more than setting up Database Systems and working with logically constructed Programming Languages. Furthermore, it taught me about Processing, about Practically Progressing, about Techniques to Reach what I Want, to reach my Target.
A Step Backs allows you to apply things you learned on the way
You can also compare this to Civil Engineering, what I was studying beside operating the business (together with Business Administration). Especially when you are calculating the statics of a new building and change things in the draft (as student you still have to do this manually), you sometimes come to drafts, where the statics situation shows that the building is not stable / will break together. Instead of going a step back and change from there, some people move forward try to proceed with progress.
A Step Back in one Situation might enhance the overall Process or Product
Back to the banking software. My colleague said that in this particular function, the new banking software was a step back. Nevertheless, when I look at the new solution in the totality, I have to say, that this small step back ensures much better and more fluent processes in most other functions. Conclusion: This step back is a good step back from my point of view. This is a small step backwards in one function, which causes an overall progress.