One thing I believe is that there’s no such thing as a system that produces great movies, only a system that allows great movies to happen once every so often. Great movies—great studio movies or great Sundance movies—are always an exception.
Mark Harris, The 2015 Movie Club – Entry 4: Creed honors the original Rocky narrative while turning it inside out—and adding some color. (from Slate.com).
There is no magic bullet.
Some companies, doing everything “right,” don’t succeed to the extent/in the ways they intend. Other companies, doing plenty wrong, succeed wildly.
Why? Call it luck; good timing – the right product or service at the right time… Or, for good or bad, the price fluctuation of oil may have ripple effects in places like Texas… In other words a lot can happen that can help lead to success, or can thwart such a path to success.
But, this quote above, from Mark Harris, is one I really liked. It sort of says this: get the right system, and you up your chances of success. You do not guarantee your success – but you can up your chances.
I suspect that is true for movies (Mark Harris’ article), and also for plenty of other arenas.
So – do you have an understandable, everyone-on-board-together, useful system? Good for you. It might help.
But… no guarantees.