In one corner, the people who think that what the South Fulton Fire Department did was reprehensible. In the other, those who think that you need to “pay to spray”. In the classic Firehouse Zen outlook, let’s go to the root of the problem.
Unless I am compelled to do so for official business, or intend to engage in a learning session in which I can take away lessons from the event, I’d just as soon do the things I do and avoid hanging around to look at the carnage of someone else’s bad day.
We all define what completes a job, or any task, I should say, differently. What makes a task complete has to do with your work ethic, your education level, and the amount of feedback you receive from supervisory personnel.
Our organization is really embracing some new concepts right now in an effort to improve capability. Sometimes these ideas work and sometimes they do not. But the act of trying these things out are learning opportunities in themselves.
When we put together teams, the act of doing so in order to develop effective teams requires some thought as to what is needed by the organization, but to fail to consider the small team dynamics and assume everything is going to go swimmingly, is simply nonsense.
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