Monday, January 23, 2023

Trying New Things

In Three more questions from Seth Godin's Blog, Seth Godin suggests,

“If you’re actually proposing something thoughtful and practical, perhaps you could answer three questions:
  1. And then what happens?...
  2. How will that work? …
  3. Why?...”
It seems like at the start of every school year, a new program or strategy is introduced to the faculty. It gets everyone excited and may involve lots of training and changes which can be very time-consuming. Then, as the year continues, people get busy or overwhelmed and these new things fall by the wayside. It seems like such a waste of time, money, and energy.

Maybe someone should ask these three questions before introducing it to a group of people. It seems like if more time was taken to think things through rather than just jumping in with both feet with excitement to try this, new programs or strategies would be more successful.

I confess that when I see something new, I get all excited and want to jump in to try this. Luckily I have a husband that will slow me down and try to discuss things first. He is the type that will ask those three questions (and probably more). He is the reason that I didn’t buy an iguana for the class to keep as a pet (thank goodness).

It feels like when something new is introduced, the group should stop and ask these questions. Then everyone should take some time to think about the answers before making any decisions. I also feel like all the stakeholders should have some say in this since it will affect everyone.

What other questions would you ask? Please share.

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