Ambiguity. I can’t escape it. I face it each day. It is a double-edged sword. Work that comes with clear directions and a direct path to completion with all variables accounted for is a luxury. I often work with half the information I wish I had. It feels like much less sometimes!
This leads to ambiguity in knowing what I’m doing or what the end goal is. Part of my role is to work with that and help define the final state of a project. Learning how to work with limited information to extrapolate larger ideas and bring them into the sphere of knowledge you’re using on a project adds an element of fun to the work. Some people may think this sounds hedonistic, but it’s the type of challenge many of us can step up to.
Accept that ambiguity exists and won’t go away. We are pioneers in the gray area between having a direct path defined and blazing our own. Prudence and caution won’t steer us wrong in our work, but don’t let them turn into fear of making a decision or putting a radical idea out there for consideration. Ambiguity gives you freedom to craft an idea as your own without a fully templated approach handed to you.
Ambiguity. Friend or foe? How do you handle it in your work?