Executive Outlook: Wake Up And Look At Your Mobile Worker's Routine
By Doug Brown, LXE
In my life, there's no process that's quite as regimented as the one that starts my day. The alarm clock rings at 5:45 a.m. I hit snooze once, twice, and then rise at 5:59 a.m. The coffee pot starts brewing (automatically) one minute later, and without going into too great detail, an identical series of steps will ensue for the next 30 minutes, until I turn the key in my ignition at 6:31 a.m. and begin my drive to the office, arriving at 7 a.m. But let's say that I need to meet an important customer for a cup of coffee at 6:45 a.m. one morning. I simply reset the alarm clock 15 minutes earlier, and that's that. I never consider a way to brush my teeth faster or put my shoes right by the door to save time finding them. My morning routine is set in stone, and I take for granted that it's as good as it can get.