"It's fine, we'll go into rented for a bit whilst we find somewhere, it'll be straightforward enough". She said. Yeah right. We had a real family day yesterday packing up the kitchen, not all of it as we'll need some stuff until we go ...... six full - big packing cases later! The family were frazzled and tired (well I was OK as I'd been in meetings all day away) and there was a car load for the charity shop and a 'layer of stuff' in the bottom of the skip. What's it going to be like when we get to the loft!?
It got me thinking, what it would be like if businesses did this on a regular basis and maybe countries?
When I worked at ASDA, Archie Norman arranged a 'clear out day' and everyone had to clear their office cupboards, files, desks and what not. All 2000 people in the dream factory had to get involved. We had a line of skips right across the car park and got rid of tons and tons (literally) of 'crap'. It was hard work but amazing and created a real buzz with all the teams around HQ. It also made us a lot more efficient. For a while at least.
So, what about UK plc? We have this confounded coalition, which sounded cool but hasn't been that good overall. They've reneged on various promises and spent too much time dealing with the inevitable squabbles. There's an election next year, so why don't we encourage the politicians to throw out their crap, become more efficient (for a while at least) and maybe then they'll be worth voting for?
Everyone get involved. Chuck out your crap ................... it's great!