We lose the opportunity for change, or for texture or creativity...
(at least according to Seth Godin)
Here's the full piece...
Is everything okay? Unless you work in a nuclear power plant, the answer is certainly no (and if you work there, I hope the answer is yes.) No, everything is not okay. Not in a growing organization. Not if your company is making change happen, or dealing with customers. How could it be? And yet, that's what so many managers focus on. How to make everything okay. We spend so much time smoothing things out, we lose the opportunity for change, or for texture or creativity. Instead of working so hard to make everything okay, perhaps it is more helpful to work hard at living with a world that rarely is.
Reading it again, do we really want things to be just 'ok' or do we need to revisit the mission statments again?
I think it was Henry Ford or was it Barack Obama who said;
Being OK is what makes America great
Can anyone remind me please?