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Distinguish Needs from Services

Semantic Confusion Matters

Both needs and services define territories; but not necessarily coterminous territories—because needs and services are inherently very different. So never confuse them!

ClosedSloppy Use of Language Causes Trouble

Needs and services actually complement each other because …

Needs for Services or Services for Needs?

No organization or agency (i.e. service) can respond to any need comprehensively.

For example the need to communicate well (i.e. the social value of communication) will be met via educational services, speech therapy services, social services, elocution services, and more.

Few organizations or services ever deal with just one need,
e.g. primary schools address many needs: socialization, literacy, numeracy, physical fitness, social skills, health monitoring and more.

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Originally posted: August-2009; Last updated: 15-Nov-2010

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