THINKING: WHAT, WHY, WHEN, WHERE & FOR WHAT?
The genesis of various types of thinking in vogue, one might not be aware of but the running flavours all professionals know. Daily lingo. Out of the box thinking, Systems thinking, Design thinking, Strategic thinking & so on. Has the same person to indulge in all these types of thinking or does it have different timings, different levels, different proven mindset’s? It’s very difficult to fix any such thinking with clarity, to specific professionals nor is he himself ready to proclaim his thinking; its success & impact. In reality, are we even thinking? If yes, is it professional in the first place?
What you think most is what you express most. What is the favourite topic amongst professionals, the boss. How many of the professionals have never tried to impress their boss? The work will talk for itself. How many of them have not thought of gifts for the boss or of his whims & fancies? How many bosses are satisfied with only results whatever might be pronouncements from their side.
The next to clutter your thinking is what your peers are doing& how would you be do you be able max your presence and impact without actually delivering anything out of the world. If you are able to put down your competitor for the next grade, you have been successful. The general refrain is how you have put in great work and you were disadvantaged. If nearly all believe so, there is some problem with the ecosystem.
If in already cluttered mind you still have space to think, please think of changing the job; a better job and a fatter pay cheque. This is after doing nothing in the present job. It’s has been a manual effort, Herculean it might be at times, nonetheless, manual. All the great thinking processes often quoted are meant for social talk, official documentation & to provide a happy frame to the professional mind. Thinking professional / creative does not seem to be a part of the job description. Only targets are. He who can think, act & deliver becomes an icon.
ONLY THINKING CAN BE THE RUDDER IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION.