FA News FeatureJune 28, 2022
TrustJuly 12, 2022
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast – an odd saying to be sure. A google search will easily reveal that while this is quoted in many business books no one really knows who originally penned the concept. The idea that I need to slow down to improve goes against every fibre of my being. It is the equivalent feeling to hearing someone run their nails down a chalk board, I want to block my ears and bolt out of the room as fast as I possibly can.
And yet, every time I have chosen to slow down instead of speed up it has brought incredible long-term returns. The five main benefits I have seen from slowing down are:
- Clearer decision making
- More alignment with our long-term vision rather than short term priorities
- Our team members find space and freedom to make their own decisions
- Increased creativity
- Increased motivation & energy
These are all benefits that are long-term focused, they keep us on the path to our larger vision. It is so easy to get distracted and drawn in by every urgent priority brought your way in day-to-day life. How can you make sure you slow down?