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Tuesday, May 9 • 10:10am - 11:00am
We Stoop to Conqquer: Adjusting to Mediocrity

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When our boss or client says “good enough” work is good enough, shouldn’t it be good enough? Why is it a struggle to produce mediocre work when that’s what the customer wants? Yes, one day the powers-that-be will agree that all documentation must be flawless and superb. But how do we survive until that day comes?

In this session, Li-At explores reasons for why mediocre work might be okay and teaches attendees a mantra—for those times we just need to hunker down and deliver so much less than what we’re capable of…and of course, sharing and venting will be encouraged! In our cone of silence, we will close our eyes, use anonymous names, and share our travails. We will learn we are not alone in the trenches of mediocrity!*

* No, of course you’ve never worked on a project of this sort; I’m talking to the others. You’ll just be there “to observe.”

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Li-At Rathbun

Technical Editor, Yardi Systems
Li-At has over 20 years of technical communication experience (yes, since kindergarten). Although her main role at Yardi Systems is as technical editor, she also creates training videos. Li-At has continuously served in various STC leadership positions since her very first meeting... Read More →

Tuesday May 9, 2017 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
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