Monday, January 9, 2012

#Stoos and the Prime Directive

When I read some of the postings on twitter about the #Stoos Gathering, I wish I could shout to everyone, "Stop! Remember the Prime Directive. Everyone wants to do a good job! Everyone did and is doing the best job they can under the circumstances."

"Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand.

"At the end of a project everyone knows so much more. Naturally we will discover decisions and actions we wish we could do over. This is wisdom to be celebrated, not judgement used to embarrass."

The Retrospective Prime Directive
My wishes on the community at large: Ask constructive questions. Be patient. Contribute.

The world won't change in a day. We're all volunteers with a day job. And remember the prime directive. It makes genuine improvement possible.