Standards Are Needed But How You Make them Matters
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“He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us His holy Spirit.”–I Thessalonians 4:8
“We can actually put the essence of neurosis in a single word: blaming–or damning.”–Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 127
“Finding a few rare or unusual cases in order to disprove a rule only works to prove that it is a reliable rule but not an absolute rule.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
1. NEGATIVE STANDARDS
High standards that are impossible to meet. Motivates with guilt and shame. Turns work environments into hell. Fosters sabotage. Destroys some people, gets other people to quit or rebel, and turns some people into puppets or slaves. Prophets of punishment as motivation.
2. CRITICAL STANDARDS
High standards that are never met. No matter how good or how well a project or task is completed, there is always something wrong. Even a project completed perfectly could still have been done faster. Always striving never arriving. Prophets of coulda, woulda, and shoulda as motivation.
3. NEUTRAL STANDARDS
No actual or real standards. Everything is considered good because it exists. The least effort is equated with the most effort. The poorest work is equated with the best work. Discourage the best and help the worst to be lazy. Prophets of high self-esteem and slobism as motivation.
4. PUSHY STANDARDS
High standards that are not reachable in a reasonable amount of time. Always wanting more. Always expecting more. Never satisfied. Expectations are never met, because expectations are always increasing faster than resources or skills are. Prophets of dissatisfaction as motivation.
5. POSITIVE STANDARDS
Highest possible standards tempered by acceptance of results. Seeks perfection but understands the reality that imperfect people, tools, and materials allows only approximation. Works long and hard but knows when to accept the results and move on to the next project. Prophets of inspiration and encouragement as motivation.
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