Following my post about six principles for better organization, I realized after a lot of discussions and debates that I’m missing yet another principle.
Let Evolution work, don’t block it.
We are where we are as human beings thanks to evolution. Evolution is one of the most influential forces in nature that continuously makes it better. Evaluation tries all the time different ways, fails a lot and sometimes succeeded. If evolution had to follow procedures and policies and will be punished for every attempt? Well, you know the answer. Embrace evolution and find a way how to implement it in anything that you are doing. Define how you measure success and what are the criteria to eliminate particular mutation, but always find a way how to enable new mutations to be created.
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