At a time management course last week, the following equation was thrown in to encourage the creative to be more orderly and the orderly to be more creative.
Effectiveness = creativity x order
The equation presses a biblical button as God created order and so it made me think about my effectiveness. I am naturally creative but struggle with order. I need to work on being ordered and this equation gives me the incentive.
Assuming that we can represent the creativity/order balance as a ratio of 10, then the most effective I can be is to have a perfect balance of creativity and order.
It’s a great encouragement to see that I might be as imbalanced as 7:3 and still be about 80% effective.