Don't fix it unless it's broken


If you look at some books, sometimes the saying "If it's not broken, don't fix it" comes up. It seems to be a western proverb.

i thought like this at first

“Should I try my hand before it breaks down, or should I fix it better even if it’s not broken, or should I wait until it breaks? That’s a strange thing.”

But I remember the meaning of this word.

“If you touch something that isn’t broken, it won’t turn out well.”

It seems that way.

When the software is updated, a bug may occur in a function that used to be good.

When something changes, people reject or adapt. People hate change, so people have to learn to reject something changed or added unless there is a greater benefit to accepting the change, or to be pissed off if it can't be helped.

What if the change made people feel a little uncomfortable without giving much benefit? If that change benefits people 90-50%, not 60%, and makes the rest uncomfortable.

What decisions should managers make?

Because it gives you a 60% profit, do you want to fix the existing one? Or why not fix it because 40% is inconvenient?

If it is a failure, it is a failure, but what if the solution is a workaround and satisfies only 60% of the problem? If you leave it alone, what if you could just use it as it is?

Finding what's broken in what people don't think isn't broken is finding a potential need, that's what research does, and what inventors do best.

However, there are many cases where they rush to fix it for nothing and cause it to break down.

Could it be that what I said was broken was really broken? Isn't fixing it not fixing it, but rather making it broken? Wouldn't it be better to just leave it alone?

If 'If it's not broken, don't fix it' is a foreign proverb, the Korean proverb is likely to be about “scrape and crumble”.







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