Digital transformation, higher education, innovation, technology, professional skills, management, and strategy

For every team that says “this is as good as it’s going to get,” there’s a doppelgänger team out there who refuses to settle. They are pushing & they will eat your lunch-unless you raise your bar.

This article by Wes focuses on the importance of raising standards in order to improve your team’s chances of success. Wes shares his experience of setting a high bar for quality and the benefits it brings. He explains that teams who refuse to settle and constantly strive for excellence are the ones who achieve innovation and success. On the other hand, teams with low standards make excuses and produce mediocre work, missing out on opportunities for growth. Wes argues that as a leader, setting high standards is crucial as it sets the tone for what is acceptable and celebrated within the team. As an individual contributor, providing constructive feedback can also help raise the bar.


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About Me

Digital transformation, including agile and devops, across many industries, most recently in higher education. Designed and built the Emory faculty information system. Working in continuing education to improve and expand career-focused learning, esp. in workforce development. Expanding the role of innovation and entrepreneurship. Designed, built, and launched the Emory Center for Innovation.

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