Most (office) jobs are now being done behind a computer screen. It has become a new norm.
Computers have given people and organizations great powers. Power to search for information, to design, to build, to communicate. We have become much more productive as a consequence.
But it has also taken away some essential part of what makes work creative, interesting and in the end, valuable.
Ask people in a room to solve a problem, and you’re likely to see everyone typing with furry on their keyboard searching for an answer online. That is, somebody else’s answer.
Great ideas though, often come from taking the time to connect the dots; to pause and reflect.
Sometimes, two mediocre ideas, when combined can also create something novel and valuable at the intersection. Because we all see the world differently, there is great value in building on top of each other's thoughts.
But for this to happen, we must first turn off our screen, if only for just a few minutes.