Spending a modest period on the bench got me thinking about the pointless pressures for professionals to remain ‘billable’, no excuses. Too many companies view ‘the percentage of billable work’ as the Holy Grail to which you’re measured on! It’s a carrot and stick scenario that only works if you’re in a role that requires little in the way of innovative thinking.
"Technology’s merely the enabler. It’s how we use it that creates change."
"Why are executives only answerable to shareholders? Why are these guys not answerable to the folk who can directly generate or kill shareholder value?"
OK, we get that enterprises must start to develop innovative and creative environments for future growth and differentiation. As with everything in life there’s a right way and there’s a wrong way to do this.
Innovation, it’s not a magical pill that executives can get you to buy into merely by commanding his/ her subordinates to start ‘thinking’ that way.
Grove’s law stated that network bandwidth only doubled once every century. Moore’s law stated that the CPU power will double every year. Groves made the statement as a ‘tongue in cheek’ observation toward the prehistoric telecoms providers, but when you actually think about it his point holds water.