Much of the recent innovations and new technology in the manufacturing of heavy equipment have come in the name of increasing efficiency. Simply put, it has been an effort to limit the amount of time that’s wasted. But perhaps it’s not the machines we should be turning to for that. Perhaps we should evaluate ourselves.
I’m going to use baseball to illustrate my point.Since my beloved Detroit Tigers finished the season in last place in the American League Central Division and are out of the playoffs, I’ve been weaning myself off of the regular season by looking for any kinds of quirky baseball stories. I found this video on the website Vox about why Major League Baseball games are taking longer than ever. Maybe you’ll see some parallels with your approach to your own work.