Earlier in the month, I was reflecting on Michael Gerber’s thoughts on the 3 different work perspectives. The Technician is the one I’ll address in this post.

To me the technician is the implementer of an organization’s vision. That is to say the person who actually does the work on the front lines. This person more often than not is a “doer” rather than a “thinker”.

As Gerber points out in E-Myth Revisited on page 27, “The technician isn’t interested in ideas; he’s interested in “how to do it.””

While implementation is critical, to first get to the implementation stage you need an organized structure to make sure the work is completed properly. You also need to articulate a guiding vision to ignite passion in the work in the first place and to direct energy/resources to achieve an overarching goal. The next posts will focus on the Manager work perspective and then the Entrepreneur work perspective.

 

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