At work, you just want to power through, to get done what you need to get done, so that you can go home. This, unfortunately, leads us to lots of bad behaviors and unhealthy choices. We skip meals—or eat meals out of the vending machine. We stay at our desk as long as possible, sometimes not stopping to do anything but go to the bathroom.
A friend of mine who recently embarked on his own entrepreneurial journey figured out that he doesn’t like dealing with people who suck at follow through. You know who they are: people who don’t follow up, forget, make excuses, disappear, and are energy and time wasters to those of us who make stuff happen.
I said, welcome to the club!
According to a recent study, distraction as a result of the constant data deluge costs the U.S. economy $997 billion each year. That’s a lot of money, and a lot of wasted productivity that went down the drain. At this point, distraction sickness is a real thing; and it’s being monetized.
It’s inevitable, the robots are coming for our jobs. McKinsey Global Institute predicts that robots could increase global productivity 50% by 2025, adding $2 trillion to the economy; other studies point to similar outcomes.
Call it brilliance, talent or anything you want, it exists and shouldn’t be taker for granted. If you don’t value brilliance, you don’t value innovation. I wrote that post a few weeks ago and it hit a nerve. It sounds harsh, but it’s true. How true?
Here’s an example……