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What Not to Wear: SAPPHIRE NOW Edition

The surprising science behind how your choice (or non-choice) of wardrobe could impact your ability to run simple.

As a marketer for the SAP Service and Support organization, it is my job to show customers how they can Run Simple. Personally, I am curious to learn about the different theories and approaches on achieving simplicity outside of SAP. So, I started searching on Google. The search results were very surprising!  After watching a few TED talks  and reading some pretty heavy philosophical and scientific papers, I needed some lighter content. That’s when I came across the article, “The Science of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear the Same Thing Every Day.” I fully expected the article to be a joke or a satire of some sort, but it actually made a lot of sense!

Decision fatigue

The article starts out by asking: “Have you ever thought about how much time you likely waste deciding what to wear in the morning?” It goes on to make the point that spending time and energy on “small decisions” impairs our ability to focus on the larger picture and make important decisions.  Backed by a number of scientific studies, “decision fatigue” is the term commonly used to describe this phenomenon. Apparently, this is why Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and President Obama always dress like this…


…so they can focus all their decision-making energy on what’s really important.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Focus on what’s important.

Imagine if you lowered the number of decisions you made on a daily basis. You’d have more time and resources to focus on the bigger picture. That’s where the SAP Service and Support organization can help. We sweat the small stuff so you can focus on what’s important to you.  At SAPPHIRE NOW, you’ll be hearing quite a bit about SAP innovations such as SAP S/4HANA, and you’ll probably be left wondering how you can apply these to your business. Our experts can help identify areas of your business that will benefit most from SAP technology, build a solution road map, get the solution up and running quickly, and support you every step of the way.

Be sure to visit the SAP Service and Support center, where you’ll be able to:

  • Chat with experts on numerous innovation topics
  • Participate in interactive workshops showcasing cloud solutions, SAP S/4HANA, and more
  • See how SAP runs SAP to get ideas and best practices
  • Experience live demos and exciting multimedia displays

Every journey starts with one small step. Let SAP Service and Support help make your journey to business simplification a little easier.

Hope to see you in Orlando!

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