Many people have the habit of trying to solve too much.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (located between California and Hawaii) is an area with high concentrations of plastics pollution. It’s about the size of Texas. It will have a profound and predictably negative impact on the quality and health of our oceans. Everyone agrees we need a healthier and less polluted planet. And yet, while much energy is spent on discussions back and forth about existence and degree of impact of global warming, we could probably be getting this trash out of the ocean.

Similar things happen at work. People (all with good intentions) try to solve too much. They try to solve everything with one grand, elegant strategy when sometimes we just need a net and some focus to get rid of the garbage.