Seth’s Blog: Getting the default settings right

(The link to the original blog is here)

We know that the default settings determine the behavior of the group. Organ donation, 401k allocations, the typeface on our word processor–the way it’s set to act if we don’t override it is often the way we act. Because often, we decide it’s not worth the effort to change the setting today.

Which means that examining your settings now and then is worth the effort:

Don’t speak unless asked vs. don’t keep quiet with a suggestion.

Look for the downsides vs. look for the upsides.

Do the minimum vs. do the maximum.

Don’t ship until perfect vs. ship and learn.

The benefit of the doubt vs. skepticism.

Trusting vs. wary.

Inquiry vs. sarcasm.

Speed up vs. slow down.

Generous vs. selfish.

We all have defaults. Are yours helping you?