It is my firm belief that through propper analysed requirements the end user will always benefit in both the long and short term. So by doing the work now instead of paying to do it twice over will always be better for a company.
Robert started this series with Let’s go “all in”! And in that blog post he mentionsgoing all inwithout questioning, without adapting to your abilities, context or without applying some common sense.
Common sense is something people often use to value other people’s actions and behaviors. Completely disregarding their own behaviors. Or rather, Common sense for them is a projection onto others as something that should be applied in all situations. As if that would be a miracle cure.
But what is common sense?
This is the definition of “common sense” according to dictionary.cambridge.org:
The Need to Belong is the strongest one of the drives and the easiest (relatively speaking) way to drive a person forward to the end goal and success. It might sound simple (common sense) when you read it to understand that we are social animals and thus want to belong to other humans that we feel that we belong to.
But what is the downside of this human drive?
Well, ask yourself these questions:
Will the team members question the team manager or others within the team?
Will they “question status quo” if they feel something is skewed or off?
Well, this drive hampers that possibility. Since questioning might put you outside of the group and working against the need for belonging.
Robert summoned it up very well in that we tend to go all in and soon thereafter fail in a grand way. Don’t get me wrong. I would argue that it is good to fail, and people do that every day as a part of everyday life. If I am not mistaken, Google admits that they fail nine times out of ten.
Do not forget that you daily fail in repetitive tasks that you thought you already did perfectly. And that’s because you’re human. Humans are not robots.
Through failure we find understanding about what works in what we currently are testing out. That is true even when quitting a use of a drug. We try and try again to quit smoking. Most people succeed.
Have you ever felt like your company is going nowhere with its IT development or struggling to pick up pace? Have you had a frustrating conversation with coworkers about the topic, “Why are we not moving forward more quickly? “. Well, it might just have to do with a number of mental models that humans create in their own head to make the person more effective throughout the day.
Thus, the known expression “It is hard to teach an old dog to sit! “.