"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." - Albert Einstein
Among the half-dozen (and growing) list of books I am busy working through is Reinventing Organizations by Frederick Laloux.
The statement made by Einsten made me think about how many times we as developers try to solve problems that we create by merely mangling existing knowledge into new ideas - applying the proverbial hammer to every nail, screw and bolt.
This, to me is one of the reasons why it is important to grow one's skill set - even in things that do not add obvious value to the current workload. Every bit of knowledge acquired provides new opportunity for a higher level of consciousness. Applying the ADKAR model, it can be stated that even a small increase in awareness or desire is an indication of a higher level of consciousness, meaning that the individual is better positioned and equipped with better logic, to solve a present problem.
"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence - it is to act with yesterday's logic." - Peter Drucker