I am calling for business math and grading to work in the following way for New Age businesses, shoppers, and employees:
Product at 100% = A.
Product at 95% = Passable: only if the 5% happens for political reasons. We are to haggle the ‘price’ with political bodies making them explain how their political hand really is strong enough to ask us to reduce product quality by 5%. We are to suggest that they only have the authority to get us to reduce it by say, 1.5% or 2.5%.
Customers who need a poorer quality product need to either buy a cheaper product, or buy from a company that routinely releases cheaper products than what we sell.
Business owners who are feeling fatigued or selfish, should release fewer products at the 95-100% level as described above, rather than lowering product quality for personal reasons. So–discontinue the product or sell the rights to it to another business, if you are tempted to lower product quality for personal psychological reasons.
Thanks, Lilly Lekhan, Poet and Founder of The Sweetest Art List