We often focus all our energies on our daily outputs, on what we are ‘shipping’ and productivity.
The ‘factories’ of the world are besotted with output whether that is widgets, content, ideas, or hot air.
The missing focus is on input.
What goes in, is typically what will come out!
What inputs do our employees get? What inputs are we taking in?
What influences are we, our teams, and the business exposed to? What is shaping our culture? What are we learning? How are developing our skills to improve our creations?
Instead of looking at how to output more, maybe it would be better to first look at what is being inputted, and perhaps more importantly, how do we improve the quality of the inputs to match what we desire to output?