Last week I mentioned that I’m shaving with my left hand, and one of my coworkers suggested, “Buy an electric razor. Problem solved.” I appreciate the thoughtful reply, and I welcome the suggestion. However, I had tried an electric razor many years ago, and I didn’t like it. I also considered buying one while I was recuperating, but I chose to stay with my “budget” option since I wasn’t working at that time. I am giving it more thought and I may try an electric razor in the future.
I’ve seen many procedures that are complex and, from my perspective, could be improved. Most of the time, as I get insight, I come to understand why things are the way they are. Then again, when I listen to questions and suggestions, I see a new perspective that may improve safety. As we make and receive suggestions, we need to consider the entire “picture.” The criteria for any idea or suggestion should be if it will help us …