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A picture says a thousand words.
What do you see in this picture?
a. Old economy work place vs Newer economy- robots , technology disrupting our lives and livelihood!
b. Who stole my lunch?
C. Mistrust between management and worker
d. A company that is top heavy?
e. Workers do not know management’s value add. Poor communication by management?
f. Managers that are not value adding to the bottom line beyond paper pushing.
If the company continues down this route, its unlikely to last long before its overtaken by competitors.
Unfortunately, its true that many workplaces are short of workers because of lack of skills and the lack of attrativeness of certain jobs.
Salaries need to be adjusted to compensate person doing the work.
I wonder, if you were the worker on the ladder, what would you do ?
a) join a union
C) brand myself
d) network to change jobs
e) start a company
f) become part of management
Tom Hirshfield’s Rules of Thumb
1. If you hit every time, the target’s too near — or too big.
2. Never learn details before deciding on a first approach.
3. Never state a problem to yourself in the same terms as it was brought to you.
4. The second assault on the same problem should come from a totally different direction.
5. If you don’t understand a problem, then explain it to an audience and listen to yourself.
6. Don’t mind approaches that transform one problem into another, that’s a new chance.
7. If it’s surprising, it’s useful.
8. Studying the inverse problem always helps.
9. Spend a proportion of your time analyzing your work methods.
10. If you don’t ask “Why this?” often enough, someone else will ask, “Why you?”
Roger von Hirschfield’s blog:
This is a neat trick to try while waiting for food to arrive at the restaurant.
Pick any digit and write it down three times. Perhaps you’ve chosen 333 or 888.
Add the 3 digits together:
3 + 3 +3=9 or
8 +8+8= 24
Now divide your original three digit number (333 or 888) by the sum of the digit (9 or 24).
You will get an answer: 37
Why is that so? It is a universal truth. 37 is a prime number.
From “Things to make and do in the Fourth Dimension” by Matt Parker