"You will never find timefor anything. If you wanttime, you must make it." - Charles Bruxton
Everybody and their mother is asking you to innovate these days. Everybody is asking you to “think outside the box.”It makes a lot of sense. But when will you find the time?
Everywhere we go these days – no matter what industry – we hear the same complaints: “Whohas the time to innovate?”“We’re running just to stayin place!” Sure, it’s a good idea, but when? I’m already overcommitted.”
Clearly, everyone needs to find more time to innovate. Everyone needs to simplify their work life, so there are more opportunities to create, collaborate, andturn top of the line ideasinto bottom line results.
YES, the act of findingsome time to make some time will take some time (ah, the paradox), but it’s time well spent. A fewminutes now will save youweeks of frustration down the road.
THE ALTERNATIVE? “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
And so, in the spirit of helping you find the time to innovate, IDEA CHAMPIONS offers you a way to simplify your work life. We call it “I-Squared.”Your task? Read the following eight slides and jot down your ideas in response to each question.
Immerse How can I find more time to immerse in creative projects?
Simplify What’s the simplest thing I can do to simplify my biggest project?
Quicken What takes too long that can be quickened with a new approach?
Understand What do I need to better understand in order to proceed?
Align Who do I need to align with on the job? When will I do it?
ReorganizeWhat project or process do I need to reorganize to get better results?
Eliminate What time-wasting procedures or paperwork can I eliminate?
Delegate What do I need to delegate? To whom? When?
I mmerseS implifyQ uickenU nderstandA lignR eorganizeE liminateD elegate