❶ Beware the cult of numeracy
This article eloquently describes something I struggle to describe myself – companies find it easy to rely on data. This can mean that we can end up in situations where we squeeze out creativity, or reject initiatives that don’t immediately seem like they could naturally fit into a data-driven model e.g. OKRs.
❷ Adaptive thinking: dealing with unexpected situations
Described as “critical thinking on steroids”, this article runs us through how to approach decision making by looking for gaps or opportunities to optimise, rather than being reactive. It lines up nicely with my personal mantra of “being two steps ahead”.
❸ Stop wasting people’s time with meetings
I’m sure this is relatable. Most people spend most of their time sitting in meetings rather than doing focus work. I’m not sure, but it seems to have gotten worse over the past couple of years. This article runs through some advice on how to reduce them, and if you do need to run one, what you can do to make it most effective.