Developing the human resources in your company is about so much more than formal training, says HR expert, Andrew Jones. It is about challenging your employees and letting them reflect. Mentoring and monitoring them. And encouraging them to practise slow thinking.
Fast thinking is a good thing. Right? You are a success, if you think fast and make swift decisions. We speed date, speed walk and speed dial. In a culture of speed, it seems like the main criteria for success is how fast we get things done.
Well, tables are turning, and just like in the tale of the race between the hare and the tortoise, what’s fast off the line isn’t necessarily the fastest across the finishing line. Quick decisions are necessary sometimes, of course, but often they turn out less accurate and less helpful. Slowing down certain parts of the process can help you think better.