In the past year have your emails, meetings, and phone calls gone up or down?
For most people, they probably have gone up. And this type of information overload can quickly cause someone to feel overwhelmed.
When this happens, we may be dealing with complexity and confusion and not have clarity of action.
This mindset may cause us to procrastinate on purpose, become disinterested, and a decrease in internal motivation.
The solution is Subtraction.
You can increase the internal motivation of your staff by removing little/no value activities and responsibilities.
The process of removing the unnecessary is how Michalenglo carved the statue David.
An excellent way to start subtraction is by asking questions.
What’s important to me?
Does this activity create value at work?
What do I keep resisting?
Internal motivation is a result of clarity, not a comparison.
“Company A is now doing ______. So we too will now be doing _______.”