Doing Things Differently

I hear a lot of frustration caused by  two people doing the same task differently.  Something like: I start with the big picture, he starts with the details. I start later, she starts sooner. And so on… 

It is often coming from a vantage point of  “I do it right, they do it wrong” because we all do the best we can, and think we do things correctly. 

Questions to ask: 

Is the other approach actually causing any harm? 

Does it to get a “good enough” result?  

If it is not harmful and the result is good enough, acknowledge that there is a different way and move on.  

The other way might actually  be decreasing a blind spot. 

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