- Emphasize legal compliance and you may erode ethical responsibilities. [You can do a lot of terrible things and still comply with the law.]
- Emphasize risk avoidance and you may wind up with a timid bunch of people who fear any action.
- Emphasize social skills and you may find yourself surrounded by office politicians who will tell you everything but the truth.
- Emphasize coordination and you may see decisions kicked upstairs.
- Emphasize "open door" and your schedule may be shredded.
- Emphasize speed and you may lose quality.
- Emphasize style and substance may be devalued.
- Emphasize candor and you may soon long for caring.
- Emphasize teams and you may drive off talented mavericks.
Balance, direction, observation, and adjustment are crucial. You are not programming a rocket launch. You are steering a ship.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Unintended Consequences
Posted by Michael Wade at 12:50 PM