- May 29, 2015
PA has went to the phrase "until further notice" as to how long school districts will be closed. All spring sports are still considered postponed, as to hold on to hope of an abbreviated regular season and post season.
Interesting topic (or question) ...
I understand why organizations put out a target date, even if it gets changed. It helps to alleviate fear and provide people with something tangible to look forward to. However, how many times can you change that before people lose confidence?
In my previous position we struggled back and forth with that while working with providing customers restoration times during power outages. Some leaders did not want to give customers estimates, mainly because they "didn't want to appear be wrong if we have to move it". Others felt it was better to provide estimates so people could plan, and we adjust is as needed.
SO ... what is your personal preference (both in general and in relation to playing softball)?
Would you rather have a target date that gets moved? Or would you rather have an indefinite announcement?