Are you guilty of bike shedding?

  There is a peculiar human trait known as ‘bike shedding’ or as Parkinson’s Law of Triviality. Bike shedding refers to the idea that groups will choose to ignore complex problems and focus on the trivial in order to show personal contribution. It originates from an example where a committee chooses to ignore deliberating on the placement of an atomic reactor and opts in favour of discussing the colour of a bike shed at length. In short, bike shedding is when everyone weighs i

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