Podcast: Excessively Lean: When a Lack of Slack Bites You in the Back
We all know the story. After worshipping at the altar of “lean” for decades, we spent two years wondering where all the toilet paper and pickup trucks went. Covid reminded us that too much efficiency could be colossally inefficient, slack was back, hooray. Then you tried to board that Southwest flight a couple months ago and you realized the germ-like aversion to slack had taken root far beyond the manufacturing sector. In this episode, we discuss how keeping “slack in the system” in all aspects of our lives helps us stay happy, productive, and safe from the horrifying dystopia foretold by Garfield In Paradise.
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Mentioned in this episode:
1:40 – Episode #50: Unions, Strikes, and Your Rights with Dan Gilmore
5:40 – Episode #41: Time For Niksen (not that Nixon)
10:50 – Episode #48: Let’s Get Down(sized)!
15:00 – The 15-Hour Workweek
20:15 – Episode #44: Charlotte Lockhart and the 4-Day Week
39:00 – Garfield in Paradise