The book focuses on the kanban board to visualize and expose tasks so we can put a limit in our Work-In-Progress.
Most of the time, we overload our queue because we can’t determine the proper size of our current workload.
We don’t have visible metrics where we are at.
Having a lot of work-in-progress doesn’t mean we can do a lot in the shortest time. It’s the opposite.
Since we are juggling tasks, we exert more effort in refocusing our attention. Which usually take about 5-15 minutes to get back in a state of flow.
Often times we also become paralyzed with pieces of information that we procrastinate.
Limiting our work-in-progress free ourselves to spend more time on thinking. Which is necessary for finding creative solutions and producing quality results.
That’s being effective.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. – Warren Buffet