This article is published on Inside Small Business

Most advice in the workplace right now is pointing towards minimalism – cut down your obligations, simplify your systems, don’t say yes to new projects, take time off and basically do less!

This may reduce the number of events, to-dos and overwhelming emails exchanges, however, it leaves staff doing repetitive tasks over and over with no variety, completing deadlines on time and having a relatively safe and boring business.

Sounds great on paper – very stable and secure – but what about the people? Do your staff thrive on regularity, unchallenging work and simple well-spaced deadlines? Or do they thrive on the challenge of something new, excitement of an approaching deadline or fresh lease of life something done different can add?

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