In organizations with “good-enough” cultures, billions of dollars are wasted each year by leaders and staff who compromise on standards. Such leaders endanger themselves and their careers by permitting a “good-enough” mentality. Fortunately, this danger of mediocrity has a remedy.
“Only the mediocre are always at their best.” ~ Jean Giraudoux, French essayist
The good-enough culture plagues an organization in every aspect of its operation, all the way down to the most basic. Some of the more prominent effects are:
Leaders experience many more unseen problems buried down under the details of every department. If not corrected, the issues feed on themselves.
This article explores the failure of “good-enough” cultures, and offers ways leaders can overcome the good-enough syndrome to transform their organization.
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- How a good-enough culture takes root
- Symptoms of “good-enough”
- Overcoming the good-enough culture
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