Saturday, 18 January 2014

It's always wise to have spare capacity

I was looking at the strap of my bag as it hung from my wardrobe door when this thought arrived.

It reminds me of a discussion I had with the director of a mental health charity. People shouldn't routinely work at their peak performance because when shit happens- which it invariably does- there's no spare capacity to deal with it as well as it could be if employees aren't pushing themselves to the brink regularly.

From cars to microchips the revving up of performance risks unstable conditions like an engine blow out. Having spare capacity protects against the stressful nature/ impact of unknown variables which are predictable only in their unpredictability.

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