Sometimes you do get ridiculed in the community when you make a decision like destocking entirely. People say, ‘She’s rushed, she’s panicked, she just has to wait another few weeks and it’ll be alright’. But I think that’s just because people don’t yet understand my intentions with what I want to do with this property. Or I don’t understand what they want to do with theirs, perhaps!
I’m still very much committed to running this property holistically.
Decision-making is the biggest thing in holistic management. With the decision-making process for destocking, I went through the seven testing questions [see below] and did all the gross margins and thought, ‘How do I feel about this?’ And it came up with a big tick for that decision. So I’m really confident that the seasonal outlook along with holistic management let me make that decision soundly and confidently.
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