Better Speed or Focus?

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  1. being productive by focusing on existing available information, and
  2. the cost of acquiring new information that would bring our results to the next level.
  1. Superficial. You spend too much time hunting down people to gather input and you have little time left to focus on processing newly acquired information and producing a quality deliverable.
  2. Outdated. You spend too much time focusing on your deliverable and disregard the collection of key inputs, thus producing useless beautiful work based on old information.

What’s behind this struggle?

  1. Inefficiencies of asynchronous communications. It takes much more time to exchange the same amount of info via text than in a live conversation.
  2. Blocking focus time. People go in do-not-disturb mode and/or block large chunks of their calendar to work on what matters. This makes it very hard to get a hold of someone when needed, making messaging-based asynchronous communications and scheduling the most productive alternatives.
  3. Meetings are scheduled too far in the future. Busy calendars with booked focused time have very few short-term slots available to schedule effectively. Which means sometimes meetings are organized days later, delaying the collection of crucial information to make decisions or complete your task at hand.
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The Key is Speed

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Attributes of a Fast Solution

  1. From asynchronous to intelligently synchronous. Don’t you ever wonder how much more ground you could cover faster, if only you could speak to someone instead of messaging? In the ideal world, when you need a certain information from somebody, you get magically connected through a live conversation at the most appropriate moment for both, without hunting each other down, wasting precious time exchanging messages, or scheduling 1:1 meetings.
  2. Work around scheduled focus time. If a busy person you need to talk to, books her own calendar to be able to focus, wouldn’t it be great if you could magically connect with her when, during her focus time, she is having a pause and would be keen to help you?
  3. Avoid scheduling. What if you could obtain the input you need to excel today, rather than investing time to schedule a meeting for tomorrow, thus procrastinating your tasks, decisions, and ultimately achieving a poorer outcome?
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Dario De Santis

Dario De Santis

Long-termist visionary technology Entrepreneur and Product Leader, with a strong passion for improving people's productivity through innovative solutions.