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After I construct a chair, I nearly at all times make the identical mistake. Whereas I’m engaged on it, I inform myself: “That is only a trial run, and as soon as I actually perceive the method, I’ll make one other one, and will probably be excellent.” However then I by no means construct one other one, and I’m caught with the primary model of my chair.
The primary time you assemble an Ikea closet, all of it matches snugly. But when just a few years later, you should disassemble after which re-assemble the closet, you’ll by no means get it again collectively as solidly as the primary time.
Now think about needing an operation, and the hospital offers you a alternative between two surgeons. One is younger, and the older is previous. Which one do you decide? The older one might need extra expertise, however she additionally could be bored with her job and behind on newer strategies. Alternatively, the youthful one may miss expertise however seems to be at issues with a contemporary perspective and remains to be desirous to study and do an important job.
I can’t appear to determine this out. I like working with folks with expertise, however there’s lots to be mentioned for youthful exuberance. Some issues get higher whenever you do them lots. And with different tasks, you higher give it your all the primary time as a result of there’s unlikely to be one other.
So ideally, you discover a surgeon who has the expertise however nonetheless reveals the joy and vitality of a younger surgeon. And also you by no means take aside that Ikea closet. And each time I’m constructing a chair, I ought to deal with it as a one-off venture from the beginning.
However the chilly, harsh actuality is that you simply hardly ever get to select your surgeon. And whenever you transfer to your new condominium, you in all probability simply purchase an entire new IKEA closet to save lots of your self the effort.
When working with groups in firms, that is yet one more argument for variety. Discover folks from completely different backgrounds and skillsets so one individual’s expertise could be mixed with one other individual’s exuberance.