I was driving the other day and got to a stop light and noticed the guy next to me in an older car. His car was filled to the brim with old newspapers except where he was sitting. I was driving with my kids and they were dumbstruck as they had never seen a hoarder before. I said the guy had “packratitis” and perhaps some other maladies. I have thought of that guy and his papers many times since then. Putting aside any issues he may have, even though the papers are in a confined area does he expect to find something in the pile? Could he find an article quickly if he needed to? What is the behavior around hoarders that makes them more comforted with all this stuff around them?
That got me thinking about where we are in the business lifecycle now. Lawyers and maybe some technology folks are compounding the corporate hoarder mentality that already confounds us. So much stuff, and no desire to get rid of it even if it makes us less efficient, creates a liability or overwhelms the systems. My resolution for you this year. Get over it.
Hoarders-you are hereby put on notice. Enough. Stop the madness. End the chaos. Clean house Now.
R U kidding me.
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