Friday, March 27, 2015

Just In Time

Things generally work best when you think them through carefully. This less-than-startling bit of wisdom used to be fairly generally accepted in the world of work, especially the kind I do. But along with the new technology has come a troublesome sense that adapting to sudden changes of direction is somehow a mark of distinction, and a quality to be cultivated by creating systems that encourage such lurches in direction. Not knowing quite what to expect to have to deal with in the days immediately ahead is pretty much the new normal. I prefer the old normal, but since I'm given to understand that all change is good even when it's bad, I'm just a small voice in a big wilderness.

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