REPETITION: LEGO Square Wheels Poster on Doing Things Repeatedly

Wax on. Wax off.
Wax on. Wax off.

Mr. Miyagi was helping Daniel Caruso in a famous scene in The Karate Kid — repeating the same motions over and over again to develop motor memory without Daniel’s understanding of the learning process. And it worked.

“I say, you do. No question. Deal?” (Mr. Miyagi)

Refresh yourself with this three-minute video:

Miyagi and Daniel

Ah, so what Daniel learned was useful in his efforts to learn the motor skills needed in his karate. Cool.

But take the common workplace:

Square Wheels One by Dr. Scott Simmerman

Wax on? Wax off? Not so much. Just people doing the same thing, the same way, with little conversation and little learning.

LEGO SWs POSTER Repetition over and over

We really need to find some ways to get the wagon pushers involved and to implement some of the round wheels that are nothing but dead weight at the moment.

The Round Wheels are already in the wagon. The requirement is to take the time to generate some perspective and engagement,


For the FUN of It!

Dr. Scott SimmermanDr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.

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