Greater clarity

I need to provide greater clarity.  I have heard this enough times now to know it’s true.  People are wanting more from me.  I am in a bit of a dilemma though.  I want to be clear.  I want to give enough detail that provides direction but not too much to stifle creative thinking.  Some people’s freedom of thought is somebody else’s restriction of thought.

The trouble is that people are not consistent.  They themselves are not clear.  They interpret what is said to them in different ways.  If you have four people in a room they will come away with five different impressions of what was said.

This is not a bad thing.  It is good that we have different take aways, it makes for more healthy and lively discussions.  Decisions are more rounded.  After all, being different is what makes us human.  We should celebrate diversity of thinking.

It leaves me with a problem however, in that if I provide clarity for one it is highly likely that I will be unclear to others.  By spelling it out for one I will have snuffed the creative spark of another.  It is not an easy problem to crack.

Yet there is beauty in the problem.  As it is impossible to come up with a satisfactory response that meets the needs of everyone then whatever I do will be as good as anything else.  The only bad thing I can do is to do nothing.

What I am going to try and do is to publish more.  We have been working on an Open ICT programme for some time but it is much easier to move onto the next thing than document what has happened.  By publishing more then at least what is happening will be clearer to some.  It also gives the opportunity to those who crave greater clarity to ask more.

Is that clear?

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