Slack is when we take care of ourselves, take care of our relationships and take care of the future.
The rest of our time is work. If it's not slack, it's work.
Maximizing contiguous slack is a primary purpose of a schedule.
Minimizing work. Maximizing slack. That's right.
Work is what we have to do to maintain the status quo.
Slack is when we get to focus on what it takes to get to the next level.
No slack, no next level.
When we don't have enough slack to take good care of ourselves, take care of our relationships and take care of the future, we cannot pursue happy lives. Which is supposed to be the point of the work.
Slack enables systems. The car won't drive if the belt is too tight or too loose, but give it appropriate slack and we're off to the races.
Slack enables organizations. It breeds relationship, creativity, trust and loyalty. Which support and feed productivity and innovation in the work. Control breeds resentful laziness. Slack breeds thoughtful commitment.
Purposeful slack can change the world.
(call me a Slacker again)