This is an alternative to the Prime Directive for opening a retrospective. It isn’t a directive, and it needn’t be primary, just something you may like to reflect on with your fellow workers.
We are emotional and vulnerable beings, subject to a continuous flow of influences from a myriad of sources. Sometimes we perform magnificently, other times we mess up. Mostly we are somewhere between these extremes. In this last period of work everyone did what they did, and likely had reasons for doing so. Accept what is. And now, what can we learn from our past actions and thinking that will inform and guide our future ones?
originally posted in 2010 as part of a longer article, The Prime Defective