Business can be tough, and our jobs can be stressful, no matter what they are or how accustomed we are to doing them. By extension, some things are required even though we may not like doing them. Monthly progress reports, for instance, are crucial in several ways. They may be stressful to do at the moment, but when we think about it, we would have so much more chaos without them. Helen Lee Schifter, former trader on Wall Street, sets a good example of this. She believes that monthly progress reports help to keep jobs organized and reduce a lot of the extra stress that may otherwise be present.

A monthly progress report is a paperwork update performed every month, and it helps the higher-ups of the company keep up with how many recalls there have been in a thirty day period. It also states why, so that people aren’t under the impression that a product has been randomly removed from the market. It can be a little time consuming, and understandably frustrating. However, without them, there might still be products on the market every month that are potentially harmful to consumers.

Not to mention, if we never filled out monthly progress reports, how could we ever keep up with our business achievements? That makes it all the better to keep up with our monthly recalls, so that we can learn from these mistakes and accept less harmful products into our market in future. So you see, monthly progress reports actually help us grow and improve our business, little by little. In this regard, although it may not seem so at the time, we will be making our own workday much less stressful in the long run. So we can all afford to take a leaf out of the book of the great Helen Lee Schifter!

In other words, there are just some things that we don’t realize are saving our mental state until they stop being done. Monthly progress reports keep the market running. While they are not the most fun to fill out, they are worth it in the long run, because without them, our business, our market, and our economy would likely drop so far that they would be unsalvageable. The world’s businesses run partially off of these reports. Without updates, nobody would know when something had gone awry, let alone how to fix it and improve for the future.

So let’s take a few moments to appreciate the importance of these monthly reports, and the people who take the time out of their day to fill them out. They help us keep our economy organized, and the reports make room for change and fresh ideas. So if we ever considered dropping monthly progress reports, we would still need reports and updates of some sort. Getting rid of all required updates and improvements would raise serious questions. In hindsight the question would go from, “Why do we need them?” to “Where on Earth would we be without them?”