Work The Rule

If the rule makes things take too long, do you follow it or shortcut it?

If the reason for the rule is no longer, do you follow it or declare it unreasonable?

If you don’t understand the rule do you work to understand it, or conveniently trespass?

If you don’t follow the rule, does that say something about the rule, or you?

When is a rule a rule and when is it shackles?

When it comes to law, physics, and safety, a rule is a rule.

If you’re limited by the rule, is it bad? (Isn’t far worse if you don’t realize it?)

What if the solution demands unruliness?

If you don’t follow rules, is it okay to make them?

What if a culture is so strong it rules out most everything, except following the rules?

What if a culture is so strong it demands you make the rules?

When it comes to rules, there’s only one rule – You decide.

I will hold a Workshop on Systematic DFMA Deployment on June 13 in RI. (See bottom of linked page.) I look forward to meeting you in person.

One Response to “Work The Rule”

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    A rule should be the result of previous experiences which demonstrated what should not be done and what appeared at that time to be the right way to take.
    But things are not same over time, methods and environment do change. Rules can become partly or totally obsolete. Following a rule is under certain circumstances not any more the right way. Of course if parts of the rule are generally valid they should be respected and the rest adapted to the new conditions. If a rule is not respected it should be documented why.

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