The "Jump" to Conclusions Mat

Posted January 11, 2011 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

Ahhh, Office Space. The quintessential office life movie. And filled with life lessons. One I completely forgot recently – the “jump” to conclusions mat (developed in the movie by the man pictured above). His theory? In business, we often jump to conclusions, so why not create a mat on which you could actually, physically “jump” to conclusions.

In the age of constant information, it’s hard not to draw conclusions from a Twitter post, a phone call, or the lack thereof. But the fact of the matter is, life might sometimes be better if we didn’t have so much information to analyze.

So this post is simply a reminder to everyone in business, life, love and other….do your best to rationalize life, don’t jump to conclusions. Wait. Listen. Take the time to find out what the conclusion will be instead of jumping to the conclusion that might occur.

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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."