In the quest to find “the best person for the job” most hiring managers are making a critical mistake: They treat hiring as an optimization problem. What is an optimization problem? What is a sufficiency problem? I wrote last week about how all business problems are ultimately sufficiency problems. Go to that post for moreContinue reading “Hiring is a sufficiency problem, not an optimization problem”
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In business there are no optimization problems; there are only sufficiency problems.
In many organizations, initiatives stall, product launches are delayed, and a lot of time and resources are wasted because we forget one thing: In business, there are only sufficiency problems. The difference between optimizing and finding sufficiency. So what is optimizing and what is finding sufficiency? In an optimization problem, you are trying to getContinue reading “In business there are no optimization problems; there are only sufficiency problems.”
Want to make your meetings more efficient? Assign pre-work.
Most people attending most meetings in most organizations don’t spend a second thinking about that meeting before they walk in the door (or, more recently, jump on the Zoom call.) This results in time and energy wasted by everyone in the room, as the meeting must cater to the least-prepared participant. People become disengaged, laptopsContinue reading “Want to make your meetings more efficient? Assign pre-work.”