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Outcome Versus Requirement

The bottom line is, when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities, not only are they many times more productive, they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.
Stephen Covey

An outcome is a statement about the state of the future. An outcome is the result of things that we do.

A requirement is a statement about something that is done or will be done.

Walking 30 minutes a day is a requirement. Losing 10 pounds is an outcome.

A requirement can always be stated in terms of an activity. An outcome does not contain the activity required to create the outcome.

Goals are a special type of outcome.

It takes time and thought to clearly articulate outcomes and requirements. Often they are intermixed.

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