Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Who's running the place?

I heard someone say last week something that I thought was very insightful.

Designers see grand visions and get the ball rolling. Developers then come in to implement the vision. As long as the designers hold tight to their values and work closely with the developers, things go great. Once developed, pieces can be handed to managers to run day to day.

The problem comes if the managers are allowed to start running the place. In a quest for efficiency and cost savings, managers (if allowed) can unknowingly squeeze out the very things that made the place special, the things that could have made the original grand vision happen.

You wouldn't think this would happen. But it happens!

3 comments:

kris said...

hmmmm ... nothing to say, but hmmmm....

Parke said...

This is true sometimes, but I'd be slow to make it a rule for life.

Allen Arnn said...

How so, Parke? Can you expand on that?