Thursday, June 19, 2008

Results not time

In our research at Behance, we have found that placing importance on hours and physical presence over action and results leads to a culture of inefficiency (and anxiety). The pressure of being required to sit at your desk until a certain time creates a factory-like culture that ignores a few basic laws of idea generation and human nature:

(1) When the brain is tired, it doesn't work well,

(2) Idea generation happens on its own terms,

(3) When you feel forced to execute beyond your capacity, you begin to hate what you are doing.
Behance Mag :: focus on results not time

Maybe the church too should consider their effectiveness with regards to the fruit... and not time expended. Too many people I know equate busy-ness with holiness... always on the go... here... there... everywhere! Where is the fruit? Where are the results of all this effort? What happens when we spend soooooo much time doing stuff that we don't have time to just be with our family, friends, community etc? Well... things break down... and we fail to be the people God wants us to be.

I completely understand the third point... its kind of where I am just now.

Anyway... lets stop being so hung up about presence and start worrying about the quality of what we produce.

Read the full article here

1 comment:

Brad Ruggles said...

Dude, you hit the nail on the head with this one. It is so easy to get caught up in routine that we forget to re-establish our priorities around what really matters.


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