I’m all for efficiencies and cost reductions, but at some point, the negative impact of the miserliness outweighs the good it is doing for the organization.

As an example, this mailbox has long past its prime. Yes, the Postal Service saves funds by not replacing it, but having their equipment in such disrepair reflects poorly on them.

Look at your interior and exterior space. Do you have things that need painting, repairing, or replacing? Shabby may be chic in a young person’s fashion world, but in organizations, shabby is not a term you want associated with your brand.

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