Specialisation Vs Generalisation. What does great look like?

Specialisation Vs Generalisation. What does great look like?

In Uganda but also anywhere in the world, people who earn high incomes are those who have expertise in their area of specialization. If you are an engineer, a medical doctor or a forensic examiner, you need to be specialized. Specialization gives you a lot of industry expertise. You become a leader whom others want to follow.

The challenge in many developing countries is that clients do not yet understand what great looks like. When the market doesn’t understand what great looks like, they are willing to pay a lot for any kind of skill. Clients end up paying for mediocre services.  It makes people who have specialized and acquired great skills to not get reward for their expertise. At the end of the day, they become generalists because it’s not about what you know but who knows you.

Our economies are increasingly having gaps in everything people do. There is no sign of expertise and attention to detail. Great workshop is not rewarded. Consider an engineer who spends a lot of time writing a project report. On submission, the user/ client cannot even understand it.

 

The challenge in many developing countries is that clients do not yet understand what great looks like. When the market doesn’t understand what great looks like, they are willing to pay a lot for any kind of skill.

 

When an economy is not sophisticated, the reward for expertise is poor. And this generally makes people stop seeking for excellence.

If we want to grow our country Uganda, we need to pay attention to detail. It is us the consultants, professionals to create a lot of awareness so that the country appreciates what great looks like.

About M. B. Mugisa

Mustapha Barnabas Mugisa is one of those rare people who provides business consulting and advisory to professionals and corporate entities who demand the very best. He is a prolific speaker and governance (strategy and risk) expert. His speaking involves making key notes at major conferences and business events on both technical subjects and leadership skills. A change agent and motivational speaker. Mustapha provides tools and proven methodologies to remarkable results through making people appreciate change. Visit Mustapha's LinkedIn profile to know more. Mustapha is the architect of #WinningMindset Leadership and #WinningTheGame strategy approach that combines Harvard Business strategy Playing To Win, with the Blue Ocean Strategy and Balanced Score Card to deliver a strategy that is easy to execute and monitor. Visit www.mustaphamugisa.com for special insights to improve your condition. Are you too good to be great?

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