Looking for the simpler way takes work.
Don’t think you’re doing your work a disservice by ‘lazily’ pursuing the simpler way. The complex way is lazy way.
November 28 2018
The human effect on our work is profound, particularly for those who consider themselves logical and pragmatic:
- Hours worked vs bonds forged: Hours are trackable, billable, valuable. But bonds are untrackable, invaluable, emotional.
- Problems solved vs problems shared: When we solve problems, we’re compensated in proportion to the problem solved. When we share problems, we’re bound relationally in proportion to the problem shared.
- What happened vs what we’re capable of: Ending an engagement because of something bad that happened can make good business sense. So can seeing how forgiveness can motivate a whole new level of contribution.
In all three instances, the latter is worth greatly more than the former. Such is the effect that humanity has on our work.