Detailing and Productivity

How does detail will make things getting productive? Is it always like that?

The advancement of life quality can be accounted from the ability of the human to scrutinize and innovate. With the ability to innovate, one could solve the issue and propose a beautiful and creative solution. The innovation can be through the continual improvement of the system or through mastering particular skills.

By paying attention to the minuscule, one could understand what the root cause is. However, there are several pre-requisite to identifying the cause. First, one needs to be exposed to be gain the understanding to a certain level. Second, one needs to focus on the big picture and act in the interest of all stakeholders.

A group of untrained laymen theoretically would not contribute a significant input to solve a scientific or engineering problem. By giving them too many details, the group will confuse and eventually does not bring any progress.

People desire on understanding the details may not always lead to a solution. It occurs when the party getting information yet is unable to change the outcome. To some extent, it could waste a significant amount of time just only because of the desire for detail. Some activities such as meeting, making an additional report, and redundant protocol could prevent the progress.

In the workplace, these detail will lead to micromanagement and unrequited effort. Initially, the initial intention is to make things getting smoother. However, it may lead to a delay of work and an increase in group stress.

Detail may help one to understand what is going on. However, over-focusing may not increase productivity. Despite the fact, insight can help to solve the problem if one could harness the information effectively. On the other hand, understanding a situation without any concrete action will not keep things going.

“Detail can be useful and helping one getting more productive if harnessed effectively.”

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