179: The Lemonade Button

Is engaging your team’s work as easy as pushing a button?

Vending machines are clear about what each button gives us. The Lemonade Button is unashamedly Lemonade:

  • It’ll turn many away: We won’t push it unless we want lemonade. Nobody else will push.
  • Some will surely press: We’ll push it if we want lemonade. And we’ll be happy with the result.

No guesswork.

The alternative is to be less specific in an attempt to get our button pushed more often (by those who didn’t actually want lemonade) and consequently leaving those who wanted lemonade to risk pushing others.

How could your team’s work be more confidently like The Lemonade Button?

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