When what is urgent is also important

When what is urgent is also important

If you have ever read about productivity and time management, I am sure you will know who Dwight Howard Eisenhower is. 

 If not, I will I tell you that he came up with the urgent/important matrix, that will possibly mean more to you. 

It is a grid of rows and columns for organising tasks around 4 different concepts: urgent, not urgent, important and not important. 

Well anyway, today I'm going to explain how the pandemic has contradicted D. Eisenhower when he famously said “what is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important”. 

Remember those months when we were confined at home, unable to go out, while the news reminded us incessantly that we were in a pandemic? Of course, you remember, how could you forget... 

So, lets talk about a project we were involved in that was completed in record time. I am referring to the Hospital de Emergencias Enfermera Isabel Zendal in Madrid. 

During the pandemic, all the major hospitals in Madrid were overflowing, and the Community of Madrid, aware of the gravity of the situation, set to work building a hospital in a record time of 6 months. 

Several different first-rate builders worked on the project at the same time, due to the urgency and importance of the exceptional circumstances we found ourselves in, and we did our bit at ULMA as well by supplying our drainage solutions for the project. 

The project management team got in touch with our sales representative to tell him what they needed, and we ended up supplying two different trench drain models: SELF200 and S200, both with iron grating.  

The SELF200 trench drains were installed in various pedestrian areas with low hydraulic requirements. The S200 model from the Civil range was installed in the cross-traffic areas. These trench drains are ideal for heavy loads and have 8 safety attachment points per LM to guarantee better stability and ensure the force is distributed across the length of the grating and the trench drain 

But the most impressive element of our participation in the building project for the Hospital de Emergencias Enfermera Isabel Zendal was how fast we were able to supply the products. 

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We have an extensive international sales and distribution network to guarantee that our drainage solutions are available whenever and wherever you need them. 

With the Hospital de Emergencias Enfermera Zendal, we were able to supply the solution with the urgency and speed that was required. 

The result: we supplied more than 1000 LM of trench drains with grating in just over one month, while our sales representative (and the rest of us mere mortals) were housebound and unable to go out. 

We understand the importance of time, which is why being at our customers’ side is an important part of our work. That’s what we mean when we talk about accessibility: being there when you need us. 

Because for us all projects are important, but this one in particular was also urgent. 

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