If you want something done, do it yourself. If you want something done well, do it with others. #QuoteADay #Day340 #satchat #edchat #edu
While it is true that you tend to be able to get things done
when you do them yourself, it is also true that you tend to be sacrificing
quality for the sake of quickness. If
you truly want something done well, then it pays to do so collaboratively.
There are a few reasons for this.
First, when we do things with others, we open ourselves up
to a multitude of different opinions and ideas that we never would have
considered before. The greater the
opinions/viewpoints we have, the more likely we’ll end up with an idea that
truly benefits the most people we serve.
Second, when we do things with others, the process takes
more time. And nothing helps develop
great ideas like the time to reflect on them.
Thirdly, working with others creates a community, rather
than creating a chasm. This one doesn’t
need much further explanation. :)
The important question to always ask yourself is whether it
is more important to be quick, or more important to turn out a quality product.
Since we’ll often choose the latter, as much as we’re able
to, we should be investing in always inventing with others.