Too Good to Last

Teams that focus on opportunities to improve have a sense of emotional security that is non-existent on teams that focus on being perfect. Perfection is not excellence but it is a costly imitation of excellence. Perfection leaves so little room for error that only the best of the best are given the most difficult tasks. This causes development of new teammates to go out the window because perfection cannot be achieved by those who require a learning curve. Teams may get so good that they achieve some level of perfection but eventually they will be unable to sustain it when one teammate who is solely responsible for one aspect of pulling perfection off takes a vacation or gets sick. The back-up will get their learning curve under the pressure of perfect expectations. I hope what I am describing helps you understand that perfection is not excellent because it’s too good to last.

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