by Dwayne Phillips
It helps to have someone standing next to you. This is a simple, old, and often overlooked aid to working better.
A buddy is someone standing next to you whom you assume knows what they are doing. Often, a few moments later, you both realize that you both assumed the other is the one who knows what they are doing. In fact, neither knows what they are doing.
Despite have two people standing together when neither knows what they are doing, the situation works to a good conclusion. And how can that be? Zero plus zero equals zero. Sometimes, however, in the state of human endeavors the zero sum becomes something far greater than zero.
There is something about us folks that having a buddy next to us changes everything. Logic does not apply. Math does not apply. The buddy overrules all else.
It is at this point in the blog post where the writer offers insight into how this actually works. Sorry. Not today. Not on this blog post.
I have no clue as to how the buddy changes the outcome. I only relate this as I have seen it work well countless times in my life.