Tag: efficiency

Cultivated Management, Productivity

The fastest checkout operator in the West (Of Sheffield)

Speeding Car

The year is 1996. Britpop is all the rage. The weather is hot. Really hot. One of the hottest summers in British history and I’m sat in a baking hot basement canteen on my lunch break. I work part-time in my local supermarket. Today, the hottest day of the year, I am at work. I’m …

Cultivated Management, Productivity

People are not efficient, but they can be effective

A¬†few year’s back I attended a talk by Dr Paul Thomas about banning the boss and removing management. It was a brilliant talk and the sentiment is very sound – leave people alone to their job. One quote that stood out for me and resonated deeply was this: People are not efficient, but they can …