Talk About Quality

Tom Harris

Work to Learn

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Maybe the answer for how to lead people — in order to get good products out on time — is simpler than we thought.

So much energy (some even in these pages) spent on figuring out how to fix defects, train people better, and improve quality.

How about this: focus all of your people’s energies on learning (as opposed to production) as the goal of their work, and high-quality production will follow by itself.

Just look around at your best people and ask if it isn’t so.


Written by Tom Harris

July 2, 2006 at 11:47 pm

Posted in Learning, Work

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  1. […] About whether mentoring works like this everywhere: of course it does. In simpler words, it’s called “how people learn”. I wrote about it here. But don’t read me. Read Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society. […]

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