Michael Maas

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Time. The most precious commodity on the planet – every year there seems to be less of it available. Less time for hobbies, less time to play with the kids, less time to sleep. Many long for a simpler age, when there were fewer pressures, fewer complexities, and more leisure time. Most likely that perception stems from personal aging, not generational. In fact, studies show we now have more discretionary time than 30 years ago. Yet it doesn’t matter; perception is reality. Ask almost any professional colleague what they want more of and typically the answer is time. In business, time, or rather its inverse measurement, speed, is just as important. Hence the old adage “time is money.” Many primary metrics for a corporation have an element of time embedded in them – productivity looks at how much work occurs in a given time period, factory cycle-time measures the tim... (more)