Team B A S U utilizes the “binary approach” in all of our projects and tasks, no matter how large or small. What does that mean? If you do a quick search on dictionary.com, you’ll find a couple definitions for the word binary:
How does this apply to a mindset or approach regarding projects and tasks? Think about binary as 0 or 1, and there are simply two outcomes. 0 and 1 can be used to quantify an outcome, like a score. Here at BASU.COM, we value excellence, and we measure excellence by the grade of 100%. This is what allows for the binary approach to be implemented and used for success within Team B A S U. For example, if we think of a task that needs to be completed, it can only be measured by a 0 or 1, 0 being 0% and 1 being 100%. This displays an all-or-nothing-outcome mindset because we as individuals and as a team understand that the task can only be done perfectly or not at all.
Now, while it can seem daunting or even discouraging to see all of your work and efforts summarized as 0’s or 1’s, try to think of it as an opportunity to excel and produce only your best work. Some of us need deadlines to ensure that things will get done, and that is absolutely okay. But whether they are personally needed by people are not, deadlines are important and necessary because they communicate a requirement and a standard. The binary approach amongst a team does the same thing. Everyone understands that the task needs to be completed and completed well. It’s rather refreshing once it is fully accepted and embraced because you comprehend fully what is expected of you, and you understand exactly what needs to get done.
Sounds like a lot of pressure, doesn’t it? It can be, because you understand that a lot is on the line. But if you think of each task or project with this binary approach, you’ll be able to keep in mind the level of excellence needed to get that 1 or 100%, and it’ll push you to be meticulous, plan ahead, and give it your all. That is why the binary approach works, because you know the outcome is either failure or success; it’s either done perfectly or not at all. And that is how we here at BASU.COM pursue excellence in everything we do, by approaching each task, each project, each assignment with an all-or-nothing mentality. This is why the binary approach works!