For those of you not familiar with the acronym, SME (pronounced “smee”) is short for Subject Matter Expert.
This short story from tonight’s ABC News goes to show that sometimes SMEs are not the end all, be all solution.
Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly times that call for SMEs to weigh in, or to make decisions, give advice, or perform tasks. But this is an excellent example of another recurring topic on this blog – incentives. There are few things (if any) that can motivate someone more than a mother’s lover for her child. In this case, it is the very thing that saved her child.