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Monday, December 12, 2016

Data and Speed Can Be Misleading

Data can be misleading if not collected or used well.

That's why it's important to know the back story of the data including how the survey was created, the way that the data was analyzed and reported, and of course, the number of respondents.

Speed of process can also be misleading. So often people mistake speed for success with tasks when too often the success of a task or teaching has nothing to do with speed.

Good process and timing is essential when it comes to good work. When we rush process or use data in ways that are not fully identified and supported, we may find ourselves traveling down paths that don't lead to the good places possible.

People shy away from deep process, the kind of process that truly results in good work. Too many too often want to speed through issues because time is limited, but it's almost better to do less than speed through and do it less well.