Obsolete things


<“… Companies now have mobile apps and e-commerce platforms for customers to order anytime, anywhere, instead of before the doors close at five o’clock at the brick-and-mortar shop of days gone by. Why can’t companies think the same way about their employees?“>

<She calls face time “a mirage, the symbolic appearance of working (going to meetings, chatting with co-workers) but not actually getting much done”.”>

<There’s credibility behind the argument that if you put people in spaces where they are likely to collide with one another, they are likely to have a conversation,” said Ethan S. Bernstein, who teaches at Harvard Business School and studies the topic. “But is that conversation likely to be helpful for innovation, creativity, useful at all for what an organization hopes people would talk about? There, there is almost no data whatsoever. All of this suggests to me that the idea of random serendipity being productive is more fairy tale than reality,”>


<“The biggest study so far on meetings and productivity finds that most companies should eradicate them almost entirely.”>


<“Budgeting, as most corporations practice it, should be abolished.“>

But as Peter Drucker once remarked:

When a subject becomes totally obsolete, we make it a required course.


There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

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