November 6, 2007
Latency Is the Price Of AgilityIf we didn't have schedules, would we somehow feel the need to fill them up with "stuff".
And I can't help noticing that the busier my schedule says I am, the less I seem to achieve.
I think this might be because much - indeed, most - of what I achieve happens unexpectedly. That's the thing about innovation, you never quite know when it's going to strike. But you have to have the free time available to exploit innovations when they pop up.
Organisations that live and breathe their schedules should maybe stop and ask themselves if the goal is to keep people so busy that they're distracted from the noise around them that many great ideas will emerge from.
Latency is the price of agility.
Posted 13 years, 7 months ago on November 6, 2007