Process vs. progress

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It’s easy to mistake creating a process for making progress.  A process can help you define a workflow and add clarity.  It’s a step an organization can take to standardize how something should be done and communicate it to others.  A process is a snapshot in time.  Creating a process can feel like progress and contribute to growth.  But, it’s not growth itself.

Progress most often requires boundaries to be crossed and rules to be broken.  And processes cast aside.

Before you start making more processes, think carefully about what you want to achieve.  Real progress involves thinking differently and infusing new ideas with the old.