Proactive vs. Reactive

“Take a look at this assignment and create a solution.”

“Our client requested this, let’s open a project and do it.”

“The website is down, can you fix it?”

This is what a reactive environment looks like.

A proactive environment has two main questions: What should we do now? Why should we do it?

Figuring out what to do is an important step, it only comes up in a proactive environment, and it requires a completely different set of skills, perspectives and priorities.

About Kevin McGillivray

Kevin McGillivray is a teacher and web developer from Wisconsin. He writes about creativity, mindfulness, code, and tea. He is the co-founder of Sandcastle, a tiny studio.

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