TRIPLE III TIME: The Battle Against “Slowness”

As effective managers…supervisors…leaders it is always a major responsibility to keep everyone productive and working at a full-employment pace.  Some leaders strive to keep everyone challenged…maybe beyond regular capacities, while others in leadership positions remain satisfied with a pattern of maintenance speed.

But today’s TRIPLE III TIME message is how to deal with:  The Battle Against “Slowness” in the workplace.

The Battle Against “Slowness” appears when the product or service you are involved in loses value and the demand goes down.  Or when your special business niche is no longer special and worker activities slow to an unprecedented level.  The impacts of “Slowness” on workers having too much undriven time are numerous.  Consider this TOP 10 list of challenging negative impacts:

  1. Inability to prioritize.
  2. Gossip/rumor mills increase.
  3. Lost sense of production urgency.
  4. Minutia becomes a daily principle.
  5. People become involved in other people’s job/business.
  6. The “addiction” to non-work computer time goes way up.
  7. The quality of task completion goes down.
  8. Arriving to work early and staying a little late evaporates.
  9. The appeal to work somewhere else becomes more regular.
  10. The value of and priority of having a GREAT WORKPLACE CULTURE becomes an overbearing business/organizational issue.

Do I have several great suggestions?  My single suggestion is innovation.  But just discussing and collaboratively addressing The Battle Against “Slowness” is very important.  This Battle is EVERYONE’s job and anyone who ignores it becomes part of the problem.  The solutions are a constant work in progress with innovation as a motivator.

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About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on July 15, 2022, in INNOVATION NOW. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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