In our chaotic world we’ve stopped recognising what slows us down – or even trying to figure out WHY it slows us down.
No matter what it is that we are doing. Bizzarre, especially when the thing(s) that slowing us down is the actual work required to speed it up.
How screwed up is that?
Anything that slows us down ensures that we get frustrated. We sigh and shout at anyone that will listen. Which eventually leads to us having to work harder later to figure them out. Whether it’s the devil Power Point chart or some proposal involving drilling for truffle oil with soft shell piranha, we are all schooled never to make the result complex. Well not if you want anyone’s attention.
Trouble is you need their attention, Jeffrey Phillips said:
I’ve begun to wonder if the concept of innovation in large corporations is an exercise in pointless navel gazing. And no, this isn’t another bashing of brainstorming, or a recent conversion based on my experiences with faulty innovation logic. No, the challenge to innovation is based on the recent development of a core strength: focus, efficiency, time management. As businesses become more streamlined, more efficient, more time bound, there’s ever less time for contemplation, exploration, and, God help us, simply thinking about concepts, needs and alternatives. They are too busy to innovate.
There’s a balance – as the smart guy Mr A. Einstein suggested, “Make things simple but not too!” Right?