There are two thinking seasons in this province. One is in the fall with harvest and the other is spring seeding. It’s the reason this province has turned out so many successful inventions.
Often called Saskatchewan’s annual mega-project, planting the crop is big stuff with pressure of tight timetables coupled with the optimism of another year of growth. But it is also a time for thinking.
To some, hours and hours of operating a tractor might seem tedious or boring but it is also a glorious opportunity to think and imagine.
Thinking time is a scarce commodity in the business world where the demands a digital age are exaggerated by the need for immediacy. Leaders find themselves reacting – addressing the needs of today – with a premium placed on the time required to focus on tomorrow. Yet, in any organization or community, if the leaders aren’t taking the time to think or plan…..who is?
Saskatchewan people are renowned for their inventiveness and much of that can be attributed to the farm community where they can identify a problem and then have the time to think about ways to solve it.