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Conflicts with Doing It Right

You want to do things correctly, others don't care.

     
6:24 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This is a battle of mine, a thinking process.

After time, we all develop habits, styles and ways of approaching problems, that help make sure we complete successfully, and make sure we don't have to fix things we overlooked.

After a couple of years of developing your best practice habits, others insist that you do things in a way that is very contrary to that.

How do you handle that? You can see clearly that it is going to end up in a ton more work, because they don't want to spend the time and effort making sure it will be done the right way. And you know it'll waste money because it won't be able to satisfy the end user.

How do you handle these kind of conflicts with ethics and serving your client/customer?

6:25 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Customer is always right. Talk until you are blue in the face and if you can't reconcile the differences, then you just can't take them on as a client.
6:28 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ditto to Brett. If you don't feel comfortable with a client or what they want then let them get another person. It is what is right. Plus it will save you time and grey hair.
6:36 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What if instead of being your client, they were your boss?

How would you handle that any differently?

6:38 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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In a couple of my past jobs, I had just done the politically correct thing and just went along, even though my instincts told me they were making the wrong decisions. And I turned out to be 1000% correct.

Now I don't want to be in a position of just watching as we do something self-destructive, in terms of a path or decision. I want to be successful, but I am not sure what would be the ethical or healthier way of handling this.

6:42 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You need to bring your concerns up to the next in your chain of command. This is always a delicate scenerio so it should be handled through the proper channels. You need to have your voice heard but live with the decision your superiors make. Remember you are an Indian. Let the chiefs do their job. If it crashes to the ground then try to pick up the clients and become your own chief.
 

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