Initially, the fear of Corona was supposed to unite the people in the joint fight against the pandemic. This fear is increasingly turning into hatred, agitation, and separation. It is time for us to confront this corrosive tendency with determination and unity.
Agile methods do not directly affect efficiency. Agile stands for nimble. Agility ensures effectiveness through nimbleness. This adaptability minimizes the risk of unnecessary work and rework. The efficiency of agility comes only indirectly through reducing risk and avoiding waste.
When a complicated problem stubbornly resists attempts to solve it, it may be more complex than initially thought. In this case, a change of method from analytics to empiricism, from a plan-driven to a more agile approach, can work wonders. In this way, a layman in the field of aircraft construction succeeds in doing what legions of engineers before him have been unable to do.
Time is our scarcest resource. It runs out irretrievably. Already the ancient Romans gave the advice: Carpe diem! In the age of knowledge work with a thousand possibilities and just as many distractions, however, this is easier said than done. In about twenty years of knowledge work, I have tried out a few things and learned a lot about how to organize myself well.