A bad myth rampant in our organizations is the myth that there is no set-up time to intellectual work.
We schedule meetings on disparate topics in one hour chunks back to back and somehow think we are going to get our best thinking.
Or, worse, we know we won’t get our best thinking but we “don’t have time for anything else.”
It takes a great deal of time to put yourself in the right frame of mind, and a great deal of time to come out of it and shift into the next task.
As we move from the end of 2012 to 2013, join me in an attempt to change a habit by planning longer spans of time to consider ideas. by pledging chunks of time to important tasks.
If we don’t, I worry we won’t do the deep thinking necessary to answer today and tomorrow’s most challenging questions.
Why not try?