Have you noticed your production timelines lately — how the approval time built into the schedule is five or ten times longer than the time you’ve allotted to do the actual work? If that’s true, you’ve got a breakdown in your processes. It means people don’t trust each other in the approval chain. You need to reexamine how work is created, assignments are defined, strategies are developed and approvals are given. In the ideal flow, you should have at least as much time to create the work as you do to get it approved.