Most of us want to help our organisations be productive – but we also want to be kind to the environment . Can these aims be reconciled?
Well, yes! – but sometimes it depends on the timeframe you are looking at.
Take agriculture as an example.
Using pesticides and fertilisers can increase yield (increasing productivity) – but over a long period may have a detrimental effect on the soil leading to lower yields in that longer-term.
So, if you have a problem about conflicting aims, try to look at the big picture and look at it over an extended period before tasking your decision as to what to prioritise.