Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
I’ve been looking for the right word to describe the evaluation of problem solving processes. Today, while struggling with some evaluative language, it hit me: disassemble. That’s it.
We apply problem solving processes daily, even when we lose the keys. Ah, backtrack. We follow processes, but do we do enough to evaluate them when one aspect of work has been completed and implementation begins. Typically, implementation gets in the way because people are now working on implementation. This doesn’t seem quite right to me, as once implementation happens certain insights about how decisions were made might be lost and could influence engagements to come.
The above is a little cold and general. We should, I think, disassemble our thinking especially when we’re trying to learn something long term and reconsider processes.