As I was preparing a meal for my family - Saag Paneer, I thought about automating my cooking process to see if I can shorten the cooking time. Typically, the dish takes one hour. After using tools such as food processor and multi-tasking by making chapatis on side, my cooking process that takes over an hour turned to be 20 mins. I was excited that I saved 40 mins by automating simple tasks. The best thing - the dish was amazingly yummy!!!
At work, often times, we do things the same way everyday. We get stuck in a rut because it is comfortable and safe. If we would take few minutes and seek alternative ways, we may save those "minutes". Thinking creatively and finding ways to get the job done faster makes us very effective. It also makes us available to take on work that can be challenging. In a competitive market place, people that can think quick on their feet and work effectively survive.
The next time we are doing tasks, challenge yourself to think creatively. You may surprise yourself.
I enjoy process improvement and re-engineering, taking the "work out of the work". I thrive in challenges and seek difficult assignments. I have passion around project management and am an active volunteer for Project Management Institute. I'm an Agile advocate, specializing in utilizing Scrum/Kanban frameworks in organizations for continuous improvement. I enjoy working in technology space and innovating/implementing new solutions for the users. I don't prefer the term "job security". I rather be part of a change that will increase an organization's potential instead of being status quo.
On a personal note, I'm trying to live a healthy life-style, which includes Paleo and integrating it with Cross-Fit.