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=====Generating Synergy with Productivity===== =====Generating Synergy with Productivity=====
-The Synergy that drives VSM is generated by doing a useful job, the more menial the better. Making the coffee. Unjamming the photocopier. Cleaning the floors. Delivering the mail. Fixing the plumbing. The more useful and unpleasant the job, the more Synergy can be generated: pouring sacrificial coffee on the floor then mopping it up creates a warm synergistic glow; unblocking the toilet on sub-basement 7, which is rumoured to stalk the long-forgotten corridors on twisted metal limbs of its own design and devour unskilled janitors, would provide a mighty Synergistic charge for a trained guru.+The Synergy that drives VSM is generated by doing a useful job, the more menial the better. Making the coffee. Unjamming the photocopier. Cleaning the floors. Delivering the mail. Fixing the plumbing. The more useful and unpleasant the job, the more Synergy can be generated: pouring sacrificial coffee on the floor then mopping it up creates a warm synergistic glow; unblocking the toilet on sub-basement 7, which is rumoured to stalk the long-forgotten corridors on twisted metal limbs of its own design and devour unskilled janitors, would provide a mighty Synergistic charge for a trained Guru.
[[:skills|Productivity and Procrastination]] are the talents most likely to generate synergy, whether it's because of the quantity of work you do or the time you spend doing it. [[:skills|Productivity and Procrastination]] are the talents most likely to generate synergy, whether it's because of the quantity of work you do or the time you spend doing it.
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===Seep Like The Damp=== ===Seep Like The Damp===
-With this spell the guru may briefly travel as water does, stepping through a solid object. The object must be traversed in a single step or the guru will awake somewhere entirely unintended, soaking wet.+With this spell the Guru may briefly travel as water does, stepping through a solid object. The object must be traversed in a single step or the Guru will awake somewhere entirely unintended, soaking wet.
===Immersion Therapy=== ===Immersion Therapy===
-The Flow knows its own: with a word and a gesture the guru becomes perfectly adapted to underwater living - their lungs process oxygen from water, they can move freely while submerged, and pressure changes do not concern them so long as they are underwater. This change lasts until they take a breath of air once again.+The Flow knows its own: with a word and a gesture the Guru becomes perfectly adapted to underwater living - their lungs process oxygen from water, they can move freely while submerged, and pressure changes do not concern them so long as they are underwater. This change lasts until they take a breath of air once again.
====Level 2==== ====Level 2====
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===Caution! This Floor is Wet!=== ===Caution! This Floor is Wet!===
-By correctly arranging the yellow signs of your art, you may create a temporary barrier to pedestrians which requires extreme effort to bypass. The weak-minded detour to avoid the signs; the strong-minded who push on find the floor increasingly slick beneath their feet until the soapy tiles force them to turn back. Only the athletic, inventive or truly determined can break through. This last for around a fiscal quarter.+By correctly arranging the yellow signs of your art, you may create a temporary barrier to pedestrians which requires extreme effort to bypass. The weak-minded detour to avoid the signs; the strong-minded who push on find the floor increasingly slick beneath their feet until the soapy tiles force them to turn back. Only the athletic, inventive or truly determined can break through. This will last for approximately a full fiscal quarter.
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===Lessons of the Octopus=== ===Lessons of the Octopus===
-Just as the octopus may change shape to blend in with the background so to may the master of Value Stream Mapping mimic other people and things. For the duration of this spell the guru may make themselves and/or an object up to the size of a double-decker bus appear as anything they desire. Want a lion to look like a kitten? No problem. Want a nuclear-powered tank to look like a kindly old lady? Got you covered. The disguise is near perfect but should it be uncovered a second advantage of this spell is that the guru may spray ink all over the discoverer and cheese it in the confusion.+Just as the octopus may change its colour and shape to blend in with the background, so too may the master of Value Stream Mapping mimic other people and things. For the duration of this spell the Guru may make themselves and/or an object up to the size of a double-decker bus appear as anything they desire. Want a lion to look like a kitten? No problem. Want a nuclear-powered tank to look like a kindly old lady? Got you covered. The disguise is near perfect but should it be uncovered a second advantage of this spell is that the Guru may spray ink all over the discoverer and cheese it in the confusion.
====Level 4==== ====Level 4====
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