Keep Your Word
As mentioned in last week's column: 'In a small town, word of mou
It is great when we can get into a repetitive mode when we work and do not need to worry about learning new things. But this is a problem if we consider both personal and economic development. Development means that things will change and that many of the items, technology, and processes with which we are familiar, may, one day, no longer exist.
This is particularly hard when something on which we relied is no longer available and we have to find a substitute that will work and integrate into our business and/or lives.
As a business owner, it is hard to find the time to research and identify an alternative product that will integrate into the business and deliver the same, or a better, result. And then to find the time to source it, have it delivered, and test it, without disrupting workflow and still maintaining productivity.
It is great in regional areas to be able to rely on people and people’s knowledge when you have those moments.
How often have you been the person to come up with a creative solution for something that has broken and needed a little bit of lateral thinking?
This type of thinking is more likely to be found in our rural areas where there is not as much a priority placed on our infrastructure, services, and supply chain as in the cities.
This has its pluses and negatives. We have nature right at our doors, but we are not provided with as many services as those available in cities. More importantly and over time, the few that we had are being reduced and so we receive less and less. And this at a period when people are abandoning city life due to COVID19 and coming to regional and rural areas in droves. We now find ourselves in a position where the services have diminished, and assets are being ‘rationalised,’ but demand is increasing.
For the powers that be, this is just a numbers game and yet not one of us wants to be thought of as a number. It has become a case of ‘too bad, too sad,’ and we are undeniably a number when it comes to ensuring that we have access to services and the infrastructure that ensures community cohesion and identity. Sorry, but that is the undeniable reality!
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