January 20, 2018     Daily Post

Over-flexible

Teams that create impact understand how being over-flexible compromises their work and their results.

Flexibility enables work to grow and for every implementation to be done right. This respects your work and your audience.

Over-flexibility cripples your work and for every implementation to be an act of desperation. This disrespects your work and your audience.

Here are some examples:

  • Doing the right thing, or doing it differently to cut costs, compromising the results of the work you deliver.
  • Doing work at the right time, or doing it too soon to appease a buyer, rushing the results of the work you deliver.
  • Doing work for the right duration, or ending prematurely to cut costs and negate the progress of your work. Worse, ending too late to drag out costs because you need the money, ultimately delivering bad value.

There’s a fine line between flexibility and over-flexibility, and every team must determine together where that line is.

Where’s yours?