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Brain circuits

The concept you need to rid yourself of today

IbyIMD+ Published 26 January 2022 in Brain circuits • 2 min read

Here is an exercise for you: Consider you have to write a policy manual for your organization; it involves various groups of diverse stakeholders. Would you rather:

Get it done quickly, with a reasonable amount of buy-in and continue to make small improvements over time.

or

Wait until it is perfect, even if that means missing a deadline or two.

Be honest with yourself: which is more important to you, getting it done, or getting it right? That’s a false choice. With multiple diverse stakeholders you are unlikely to ever get it “right”.

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