I remember well learning the first “language” called BASIC for programming the computer. That was in early 1987. I did my first 20 hour course of computer literacy in September /October 1985 in Sacramento, CA. The screen was black and the letters were displayed in amber. We had a couple of lines available to “play” with.
The very first programs were directly designed for each company, mainly to give information about in-stock quantity, prices, product features, customer numbers and their invoice- and shipping addresses. Just as an example. The colour of the screen back then still was black and the colour of the letters changed to emerald. The designed programs helped working efficiently when a customer called, asking for certain information or availability.
Then the brain came in: programs were pre-designed, WORD for writing letters or books, EXCEL for calculating and listing items, Power Point for presentations held in meetings. (Microsoft software names – just as an example). What followed consistently was improving these pre-designed programs, getting more detailed. Grouping items and features. The broader growing menus help getting more and more efficient. The operator interface always stays easy to handle. Quite perfect.
Efficiency. It´s the little things that count.
YOU raise your level of efficiency to a higher level once you improve single, already involved or new processes and steps. Your result is an overall improvement in total but it grows with small, partly implemented improvements in the long run. And yes, any damage happening or the need of extending a process demands another job-list: more to-do´s! Think efficiently, don´t over-do.
Because: what´s next?
- The Break-Even point
You sure know what it is. If not, please google it now. Read it. Come back….
….are you back? Okay, let me go on – we all know the tipping point after moving UP the hill –>> “it” tipps over and we tend to slide DOWN if we don´t keep up with the 100% level. It´s when the easy part takes over, which is how it might “feel” for us. Break-even is when all is balanced: costs, accomplishment, efficiency. Once it tipps over we get into the negative space.
Lets look a bit ahead in time: in the moment we only get to see pictures in the menu – with almost no more written explanations – which could be maybe a program for kids – is the moment that we as adults won´t use our brain anymore. Instead we´d operate only with our eyes. As a result, we will start comparing again, we will not actively think anymore. It´s ideal for children because we all started this way with our cardboard “memory game” and other things we used to play with.
Imagine, if such programs will be designed for adults wrapped for efficient work the user will end up with less knowledge and automatically will enter the negative part of the improvement side: the ignorance of our great brain function.
This “easy & fast functioning” on a low mindset-level might be ideal for some company which hires people for this kind of job but if this scenario will take place everywhere (bulk production) we will destruct humans to turn them into “play small” machines. There is always a point in life where new things won´t mean “improvement” anymore.
This is exactly the time when we need change. This is the time when you need change in your company. Every path down the one-way-road ends up at a wall. Have an open eye so you won´t hit it!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –