The discussions on my previous post on BizCatalyst 360° and shared in brief on LinkedIn titled “Never Make These Mistakes” brought huge discussions. Ideally, we want the best of every best, but is this possible?
A comment by @Dennis Pitocco highlighted the paradox of having the best of perfectionism and wisdom, Part of his comment reads ”Those with the wisdom of experience do not seek perfectionism”
The discussions were the inspiration to write this post.
We quite often talk about contrasting values such as control versus self-organizing teams. I am raising the #paradox of best of two options so that you may get the best possible of the best.
On the battery setting on my laptop, I took a screenshot of two possible bests: best of battery performance and best battery life. If you want the best of one, it is at the expense of the best of another.
One best may drain another best.
This serves as a #metaphor for the #performance of employees and their work longevity. If we overload them with work, we lose their best performance and may have them resign.
What applies to batteries applies to employees. Overloading employees degrades their performance and shortens their work lives.
The two best options turn into the two worst options.
We need to set the slider between the two bests in a dynamic way. If we feel employees are overloaded, we then had better move the slider to the best life service and vice versa.
This is a dynamic issue- we should keep adjusting the slider.
Please share your thoughts.