Quality trumps cost every time, quality is what people remember, and it’s what will set you apart in your field or industry. Whether you’re a business owner, consultant, athlete, or employee, improving the quality of your work is essential to building a successful brand.
“Quality is remembered long after Price is forgotten” Aldo Gucci.
Like other well-known fashion houses that have stood the test of time, Gucci is an iconic brand that has always been focused on quality. From the leather bags they made for saddles in the 1920s to the clothes and accessories the brand is known for today, Gucci is living proof that quality always trumps cost.
But how, exactly, can you improve the quality of your work? Here are some tips that can help you in your quest to achieve a high standard of quality in everything that you do.
1. Know how you stack up against the best.
To know what you need to do to improve, you need a standard or model against which you can measure your performance. Therefore, knowing who’s at the top of their game in your field of expertise or industry is crucial. How do you compare with them? What can you do to attain their level of growth or quality?
2. Strive to improve continuously.
Learning from feedback and striving for continuous improvement should be daily practice. Honest feedback from bosses, customers, and peers is crucial to understanding where you stand and what you need to work on. Even positive feedback should be taken as an opportunity to become a better version of yourself.
3. Invest in yourself and your business.
Investing time and money in training and innovation is another way to improve the quality and output of your work. When you work on honing your skills and acquiring more qualifications and efficiencies, the return on investment can be immense, as they can also lead to more and greater opportunities.
4. Use mistakes as opportunities to do and be better.
Going the extra mile is essential to improving quality. When something goes wrong, rather than feeling frustrated, take it as an opportunity to shine. Be sure to apologise, fix the issue, and learn from your mistake. Giving more than what’s expected to resolve an issue shines a light on how great your quality is as a person.
Thousands of people compete for the same job, spot on a team, or business, so standing out from the crowd is essential. And remember, it’s not the price that matters, so investing in quality pays off in the long run.
At Feedsy we would love to help you with your businesses journey of continuous improvement, particularly in terms of your client engagement piece and ensuring you make those ongoing touch points with your clients often, and importantly meaningful.
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(Feedsy Co-founder and Director)