We have all been at the place where a problem needs to be solved and we don’t necessarily have the resources to solve the problem correctly. It is at this moment that we tend to get creative. We take what we have and do the best that we can with it. It takes some creative thinking, but we get by for now. It’s important to resist that temptation for the following reasons:
1) Creative solutions take time and bandwidth.
2) The creative solution can cause a team to abide a less than best solution because they don’t suffer the consequences of having nothing in place.
3) The creative solution can take resources away from the real solution.
Great teams have the patience to correctly correct a problem area without a band-aid solution.