Productivity is often linked to speed. We think that speed is the only factor.
I, for one, am bothered by slow actions and slow people. One of our customers is very slow using the mouse and I think he could improve the overall speed by learning some keyboard tricks and so on.
This speed thing, is not only software related. In music, when you learn, you keep having this desire to do it faster and you can see many successful musician doing “fast plays”.
Is it all there is?
No, speed is not enough because speed will always have a limit: you.
Productivity and value are not only linked to speed, that’s why slow people can achieve immense results. The person I told you about before? He’s one of the best in his field. I never met someone on his leve, yet he is slow.
Speed doesn’t equal results, it’s only part of them.