“Could the garment and appliance industries be in cahoots together, creating an artificial sock demand to keep us buying?” ~Tom Bodett
The legendary sock-monster is a source of much debate and mystery. Where does the other sock go? You put 3 pairs of socks in a load of laundry, and you get back 3 single socks, none matching one another. I found a way around this conundrum. Buy a 6-pack of identical socks, and at least when you wash them, you can pair up the 6 individual ones to make 3 pairs! The sock-monster is a force of nature – you can’t beat it, but you might be able to think around it to your satisfaction.
As leaders, when you have team members come up against a force of nature, or a given set of circumstances that cannot be changed, encourage them to think outside the box. You may be…
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