This is a brave and generous thing to say.
If you’re not able (or committed enough) to do the reading before you give your opinion, please have the guts to point that out.
“I didn’t read the proposal, but my bias is…”
We’re winging it. All of us. The world goes faster and faster, and so people are finding themselves unable to read the bill before they vote on it, listen to the entire album before they review it or keep up with the best in the field before they do their work.
That’s not always a good idea.
Winging it is a fine way to start a conversation or get back to first principles. If you’re clear about your background and your focus, you can add a lot of value without doing the reading.
But doing the reading matters. It’s the shortcut to being better at your craft. And it’s respectful to those you’re working with, the ones who cared enough to allocate the time.
But… if you’re not going to do the reading, at least let us know so we can process your input in a useful way instead of assuming that you’re doing the analysis wrong.
Published at Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:10:28 +0000