Operations 常务 Improvement 改善

Where we are is 100% of our time in operations.
Where we should be is: spending 1/3 of our item in operations 常务and 2/3 of our time in improvement 改善。

What determines how much we spend on either is:

  1. Market Forces, spending more time in operations makes more money. 
  2. Our level of Skill, relative to the rest of the industry/market. The higher we are relative to everyone elese, the more time we can spend working on maintaining that advantage. 
  3. Our Culture and Learning Attitude. This determines how empowered, patient, and egnaged we are in solving problems and experimenting with solutions. this includes our ability to deal and learn from failure.   

Taking Operations and Improvement to Life

I guess this also applies to life. Where Operations is what we do to maintain the status quo: making money, keeping relationships, maintaining our quality of life. Improvement is anything we do to change that for the better.

For me the ideal is that we spend as little effort and time in the quality of life we are happy with, and spend all other time for improvement. I guess this the summary of Gaming Life: to have most of our resources and effort in improving our condition.

We begin life with Operation. What we do to maintain our status quo. The status quo is ideally stable enough for us to think through and once we figure it out it can be boring. Any repetition is ideally automated, made into a skill to be done efficiently, and/or delegated.

Is Improvement a Distraction? Can we dwell in the perfection of repeatable and predictable circumstance? Is Improvement Consumption (is it Zero-sum Consumption)?  More things to figure out.

Relationships 改善

I just realized framing relationships as either improvement or operations opens up new approach I can try. Particularly taking the entire 改善 improvement methodology (like studying, learning, documenting, understanding, and defining) also trying new things and documenting understanding relationships. That the Problem Solving and 20 rules of formulating knowledge can be applied to the approach of learning in building a relationship.


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