January 15, 2024

Dust Corners

Imagine a small triangle of thin brass, with a hole in the middle so it can be pinned into the corner of a stair where tread, riser, and stringer meet.

A Victorian invention, dust corners stop dust gathering in just that hard-to-brush-out spot, and make it easier to keep your stairs clean. And being Victorian, they soon became decorative too.

What the inventor probably never imagined was that there would no longer be a housemaid to do the dusting. Or that modern housewives would feel the need for those corners to be sterile, as well as dust free.

We humans love to come up with labour-saving devices.

And then, instead of using the time to do interesting, beautiful, impactful things, we love to fill it up with new, invented and wholly unnecessary drudgery.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Next time you automate a drudgery process in your business, what will you get your team to do instead?

New drudgery?

Or will you let them help you to run your business instead?

Discipline makes Daring possible.

Ask me how.