It is said that having “two heads are better than one”. Now, maybe, it is that time to apply that figurative thought to production – literally – and a little twist… Rather, two heads becoming as one, yet retaining independent traits.
In today’s age, where inventiveness on a mass scale is difficult and expensive to come by, how can people do more with less with only the means they have acquired or are presently available??? How can productivity improve, without adding to already overburdened sources and resources? What if peak efficiency has been reached within the means we have?
A solution to it all: Be creative and innovate! An open-minded person is better than all the closed-minded people put together.
You may be thinking: what do I mean by “two heads becoming as one”. I don’t mean the figurative sense that two heads getting together to become as one. Nor, do I mean fusing two heads together to become as one. What I do mean by two heads becoming as one, is in the physical sense, that is, for two independent products of themselves joining together to make a new and different product. It is a kind of marriage between two products when merged together that produces a different product.
Certainly, there are products on the market that resemble the idea of the merging independent products to create a product that provides utility for a different use. For example, in the computer industry, stand-alone printers, copiers, scanners, and facsimiles, eventually became the design of single-units for multi-functional use. Sofas and beds merged together to form sleeper-sofas. Other ways of merging independent products is through making products re-useable, also known as the recycling of products for other uses. Pavement millings of road pavement re-used for aggregate base in new pavement is an example of making products re-useable.
However, all of the mentioned examples of stand-alone products have been combined to form multi-purpose or re-useable products, and are not independent of themselves but are finished products in of itself. Products like the Swinga Baby Harness and Tripod are completely independent of themselves, allowing for other products that remain in demand to retain their independent traits, removing the need to create another finished product with multiple traits for multi-purpose use.