Do you delegate your habits of business to technology? Or is your use of technology a bad habit?
I’m been mulling something over that comes from reflections on different sources. So… stay with me a minute while I lay out a few thoughts.
I’ve always been intrigued by the Clayton Christensen’s talk about how we hire products to do something for us, though it might not be obvious to makers what that is. Google “Hire a Milkshake” to see what I mean.
More recently, I’ve been intrigued by Charles Duhigg’s book the Power of Habit. An interesting outcome of why our brain organizes to make a habit loop out of mundane routine tasks is that it does this to free our more creative parts of the brain to tackle the more important stuff.
So, I’ve started to re frame this idea of what job does a product do and why would I want to hire it, around the idea of habit. What habits do I have that I actually want to off load or delegate to someone or something else so that I can focus on what’s more important.
Or how can I use my technology to reinforce good business habits.
And how does this apply to our everyday tasks of business?
And is this a worthy problem to solve?
… are you still staying with me?