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    The "right" processes are wrong

    Ever tried to get someone to do a task your way, and found that they really struggled, or did not achieve the result you wanted? Assisted by our very own soon to be famous Dave Alcock, I've released a new blog post.

    Compare it to making a cup of tea (or coffee, or your beverage of choice) — every person has subtleties and nuances in the way they make their favourite drink. The end result is the same, a drink which you enjoy drinking, the process is different. Typically we are happy to allow people their own coffee/tea/beverage making process, why do we expect them to design/code/file/etc. according to ours? Do we allow freedom for variation in the process if the end result is the same?

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    Suggested edit - Dave Alcock (no s)
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    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
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    Whoops Very sorry about that Dave...fixed now
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    No worries. You're not the first - comes from the company website and my sig probably.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Has anyone ever defaced your signboards on April fool's day?
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    Not that I've noticed
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I read the article, Duncan. Great perception. I work in Graphic Design and training these new designers are sometimes a bit of a mission. The only thing I show them mainly is what to start with, what worked for me, and the what the outcome should look like. I then just check there work once it is done, and try to make suggestions.

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