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April 06, 2018     Daily Post

When ‘spec’ keeps changing

Yesterday we talked about ‘meeting spec’.

But what if the ‘spec’ keeps changing?

Some things are designed with rules (e.g. ‘setting and meeting goals’), whereas others have no rules (e.g. ‘following a vision’).

  • Goals are obtainable, fixed points. These can be met by following ‘spec’. Fall in love with the process to achieve a goal.
  • Vision is a world view, a moving horizon. Spec doesn’t apply here. Fall in love with the imperfect, incomplete nature of the journey, using goals as stepping stones, to achieve a vision.

If the ‘spec’ keeps changing, your team needs goals. If goals take you nowhere, your team needs vision.