Limited resources – people, money, equipment, and time – seem to be a reality in today’s workplaces. This is usually perceived as a bad situation with negative outcomes. We have come to expect that limited resources will be accompanied by poor service, fewer options, and lesser quality. But what if limited resources were actually an opportunity in disguise?
There have been higher-than-normal temperatures in Western Canada over the last few weeks and a result, the water levels are falling in some of the ponds and smaller lakes in our part of the world. I got a first-hand look when I went on a day-hike this past weekend. I was at this same pond at this time last fall, and the water levels a year ago were significantly higher than they were last weekend. So much so that, what struck me immediately was the contrast between then and now.
The surface of this one specific pool when I was there last September was smooth like glass. This time though, the water had dropped to a level where I could now see the garbage, trash and other debris at the bottom of the pond. Continue reading