In any organization with ambitions of growth, standardization is non-negotiable. Well implemented standards allow you to do everything in less time. That extra time is what you reinvest into growth activities.
Still, standardizing removes decisions from the individual and puts them in the hands of the organization, which can be harmful to employee creativity and self-drive. In situations where individual judgement creates inefficiencies and mistakes, standardization is a life-saver. In situations that require individual judgment, this is an impediment. Recognizing the difference is important, but hard.
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