Changing the Way We View Speakers and Writers in Laboratory Informatics


Just the other day, I wrote an article about doing GxP implementations versus non-GxP implmentations: http://outonalims.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/gxp-versus-non-gxp/   In that post, I stressed the mportance of using the right terminology for each. But just yesterday, I got called-out on just this.

Despite being aware of the fact that I’m trying to set a good example on a current project to promote using the right language and to encourage others to always do so, as well, just yesterday one of the manager called me out for “using too much GMP terminology” on our non-GMP project.

So, I’m human and I make mistakes. Now, I’m aware of more improvement I need to make. That’s not an issue. My point is that it’s easy for those of us who write and speak to toss out an article or give a presentation and make it sound easy to do. Just because our presentation gives you five steps to be really successful or we write some good advice, it doesn’t make it easy. And it doesn’t mean we don’t have to work hard to achieve it all, too.

Since I occasionally mention this issue of the “happy path” stories where we hear lots of advice and stories of success, when this happened, yesterday, I thought it was just one good example of how the reader of the article or attendee at a presentation has to keep in-mind that nothing is easy. It’s not easy for the experts, either, it’s just easy for us to write about it. And to those who say “you make it sound so easy” that’s just my point — we ONLY make it sound easy, we don’t actually MAKE it easy nor is it easy for us.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/


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