Here is a quick idea for you:
Our attention span is becoming lesser – day by day. We have too many to do lists and even after ticking everything, we feel unaccomplished. This happens at work. During a consulting assignment, I asked one of the leaders to try out an activity with their team members. It goes like this: Ask your people to list down 10 things they want to do for next quarter. When they bring in the Ten List, ask them to delete eight out of it. This makes them think, reflect and come up with that two which really matters. The other eight are just activities. That Super Two is really productive.
We all want to be in action always. Lack of movement makes us feel we are idle. It makes us feel guilty. The industrial revolution and the subsequent office culture has brought us to a victim of ‘being busy is the business’.
When we work with ideas and skills, we need ‘engaged thinking time’ and ‘trial and error’. The flow is like this: Think – Act – Reflect – Pause – Act
If you want to offer deep value to people, you need to dig deeper.
Activity: Take a pen and white paper and create a list of ten and strike off eight out of it. You get that two. The gems.