Handling Pressure in Today’s Push-Pull Workplace

Doctor Dolittle fans will remember the Pushmi-Pullyu, a fictional llama-like creature with two heads facing in opposite directions. The Pushmi-Pullyu has a basic problem: its two heads can’t both move forward at the same time. And isn’t that how it feels when we’re under pressure to balance everything we need to get done?

Take a look at the latest books, articles or apps; sit around a conference table or review any organization’s strategic plan and you will see a similar question being asked “Is there a way to do more (innovate, achieve, compete) with less (people, resources, time)?”

An entire industry has been built on the concept of doing more with less to help organizations run “leaner”, creating more agile and competitive companies. What could possibly be wrong with this?

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