An old story tells of a poor peasant who finds a bottle in the woods. The proverbial genie
appears offering the grant of any wish whatsoever…to which the peasant replied: “Kill my neighbor’s cow.”
Like the peasant, are we often blind to our own mental cages?
Productivity can be enhanced or thwarted by canned ways of thinking and doing. How can we
systematically insure that our habits and patterns of work accrue to the benefit of our organization?
What affect does cultural norm, prejudgement, inertia, etc. have on our work and personal habits? Can you think of others?