Operational efficiency gives incremental improvements at best 1% here and there. It does not increase productivity to the magnitude that gives you competitive advantage if at all. Bureaucracy, policy, compliance and rigid process weighs people and businesses down. It’s exhausting and its what everyone else is doing.
We live in a time of ever increasing complexity, the internet, and mass distraction 24/7. We focus on the individual versus team. Hierarchy slows things down or puts the attention in the wrong places. Our model of business dates back to at least 1890. The game has changed, the centre of gravity has shifted.
What’s important to people has evolved. The best businesses have adapted. Working harder is not the answer. How could you do twice as much in half the time? How could you do it and be more profitable and sustainable? How could you? Because the way we are working isn’t working. Find a better way rethink your business.