Every Solution – Creates It’s Own Problems

Every solution creates it’s own problems.

The car was the solution to the horse & cart. (Creating pollution, gridlock)

Email was the solution to ‘too slow’ mail. (Creating overwhelm, escalations, focus on the small stuff)

Credit cards were the solution to personal cash flow issues. (Creating stress, over extended debt, irresponsibility)

Command & Control management was the solution to large workforces. (Creating dis-empowerment, resentment, lack of initiative)

Making a stand for your ideas. (Creates contention, attack, isolation)

The point? Leaders looking for solutions that won’t at some point bring more problems to be overcome – are deluding themselves.

The ‘new’ problems are evolution in action.


Paul Fox

Paul Fox has been active as a Construction Industry Performance Coach for the last 20 years and remains at the forefront of Collaborative Working and High Performance Team Behaviours. He disrupts the status quo of individuals, project and senior teams who want exponentially more output with much less struggle.

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