Optimistic drift is the potential for optimism to drive organizations and individuals to continue a failing or mediocre strategy. It is associated with the extended and unreasonable expectation that things are just about to get better.Optimism is valued for its ability to stimulate creativity, productivity and resilience. In some cases, it drives resilience to too far whereby failing strategies are continued until they become extremely damaging.
Defensive PessimismDefensive pessimism is the deliberate use of pessimism to poke holes in strategies, plans and decisions. It can be used by optimistic individuals and organizational cultures as a regular sanity check.
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The basics of productivity.
An overview of flow.
The difference between efficiency and productivity.
A definition of knowledge work with examples.
A definition of bottleneck with several business examples.
How to calculate productivity with 3 examples.
The definition of productivity improvement with examples.
The formula for productivity rate with calculation examples.
The definition of toil with examples.
The definition of work ethic with examples.
A list of practice, considerations and theories related to human factors.
A definition of human readable.
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The definition of decision fatigue with examples.
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The definition of pessimism with examples.
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The definition of the human condition with examples.
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