Going the Extra Mile

Change before you have to.


Perhaps the most noteworthy takeaway from McKinsey, from an organization’s perspective, is the importance it places on iterations: the systematic process that calls for everyone to not only contribute to produce an end outcome but also to synthesize the best possible one, a bit similar to the wisdom-of-the-crowd concept that the “right answer” can be better derived by combining thoughts from as many people as possible. At the core is one belief: high-impact work comes from believing your output can be iterated repeatedly. For example, we are regularly asked the questions, “Did you run this by XYZ?” when XYZ may not be a direct part of a particular project team. While for ...

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