Innovation, experimentation and support from
leaders are often the keys to bringing progress.
As we have mentioned in a recent post, simply
listing pros and cons is not the most effective
way to move ahead, or, for that matter, make decisions.
Look for countering information, add more factors
and categories… Then apply the Bayesian logic of probabilities.
This is an example of critical thinking to consider.
Recently I had a conversation with a small business
in high tech who applauded “Slack
“. What he said is
that it has revolutionized his teams’ fun, focus, and
Let me share how Slack is project management
“mindfulness” from his blog
The suggestion here is this tool is one that can be broadly
applied and due to ease of use widely adapted. It is like
using shared cloud storage or using search engines.
We in Chemistry should be leaping to use this in our
smaller groups. Share your experiences and learnings.
Remember a negative outcome is often more useful in
the long run and not a “con!”