Making Life Easier By Putting You In Control
Alex Ferguson was manager of Manchester United Football Club for over 25 years. He was the most successful manager in their history and one of the most successful managers in the history of world football. He won everything. League titles, European cups and domestic cups. He won every trophy possible. Now you can debate long and hard about his players, his teams or his tactics but you cannot argue with his success. He was second to none. Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/2013 season and in his first interview after he retired with Channel Four News he was asked what the single most important ingredient of his success was. What was the one thing he put above all else. What did he say? “Control”. He controlled everything. He controlled his players on the pitch. He controlled his players off the pitch. He even tried, on occasion, to control who they would marry. He controlled the media and infamously, he tried to control the BBC. In fact, he refused to speak to them for years. You can debate the extremes he went to in his efforts to control his organisation. But, again, you can’t argue with his success. You can’t argue with his assertion that his success was all about control. And you can’t argue about the value of being in control; at the very least, being in control of what you can control.
Our work lives provide us with many challenges, many of which are unexpected and unforeseen. At Gartan Technologies we believe in thinking differently and we believe there are better and easier ways for people to manage their time. Providing better ways for your staff to control their time means your organisation is better prepared for the expected and the unexpected. We make people’s livers easier by putting them in control.
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