[The Knowledge Project Ep. #158] Aaron Dignan: Change The Way You Work
Shane: Work isn’t working. What’s stopping us from doing our best work?
Aaron: Well, I think the problem with work is that most of the way that we work is inherited from the generations that came before us and the way we work today, when you think about hierarchies and bosses and managers and boxes and lines and Gantt charts and schedules and quarterly plans and budgets, all that stuff came about roughly 80 to 120 years ago, and it came about in the time of the factory floor when we were trying to make sure that size nine shoes fit the same across the country and cornflakes wouldn’t kill us, and everything was about reliability and consistency and scale. So that entire, what I call, operating system, that way of working was born for that purpose. Now, here we are 100 years later, most of the problems we solve are not cornflake problems.
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