Q&A - Speed vs. quality

There have been times during my project that I have wanted to get it all done at once. One example of this I can think of off the top of my head is wanting to get the framing portion of my project done before the cold sets in. While this may seem like a simple goal, I know from experience that getting a stage of my project done in a timely manner depends on my ability to stick to a timeline and coordinate the efforts of the professionals I have enlisted to help build my home.

But, I’m not always able to get things done as quickly as I would like to. Sometimes personal events or work-related commitments require my attention, or the professionals I work with get called away to other jobs unexpectedly. Generally, I try not to allow my blood pressure to go up in these situations because I know to expect the unexpected during the course of any project.

I’ve also found that there is sometimes a balance between doing things fast and doing things right - where a project falls on that spectrum is usually subjective and dependent on a number of different factors related to the nature of a project.

Do you think it’s important to work faster, or do you think there is inherent value in sacrificing speed for quality? Join the conversation and let us know!


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