How many times have you used any of these or similar phrases?
I know I have – many times.
And sometimes – maybe – the sentiment expressed in those short phrases can actually be implemented with the same economy and ease as articulated.
But sometimes not.
It occurred to me that when others create the problem the key to success is different than when the problem is one of our own making.
It doesn’t mean that simplicity isn’t an answer – in fact, I always believe the simpler the better – it just means that somehow we got into a mess of our own doing and just changing lanes won’t cut it.
“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”
Don’t change lanes – change means of transport. Solve for simplicity…not with simplicity. Shine the light on the cluster FK and deconstruct your own complexity – ‘cause the folks outside are saying the solution must be simple because the problem is so messy.
The process needs to be simple; the solution needs to be the epitome of simplicity – but if it’s your own mess – own up to its chaotic depth and start shoveling.
Because if you only change lanes the traffic you create will still stop you cold….
What do you think?”