There are things I hear at every job that I can’t wait to never hear again.
- Don’t think so much
- Don’t overthink it
- Lower your expectations
- Your standards are too high
- It doesn’t need to be perfect
- Dumb it down
- Stop putting so much effort/work into it
- Nobody’s going to notice
- Nobody cares
- It’s not art
- It’s just to satisfy a requirement
- We just need to check the box
- If they don’t care, why do you?
Update: A meeting this week reminded me of some others …
- It’s just to satisfy a regulation–nobody will pay attention to it anyway.
- The purpose? We’re required to do it.
- We can’t just hand out a binder with hard copies of the info; it has to be an eLearning.
- It has to be an eLearning because they’re required to learn it.
- We can’t include an assessment. The users will get mad.
- No, it can’t just be a PDF, we pay you to make eLearnings.
- It doesn’t have to be informative. Nobody’s going to look at it anyway.
- We have to do it anyway because we’re required to.
- I’ve never expected eLearning to be engaging or interesting.
- [But] I always expect a voiceover in eLearning so we need one.