Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Work Less

You spend 2 weeks working on a report. Every out and in, double check spelling mistakes and rewriting the executive summary every time.

In 30 minutes your colleague prepares a presentation with 10 slides. 1 word in each slide.

Both of you submit your work. Bang! your friend gets the credit and you get the "but thanks".

Elie illustrates Pareto's law here. How 20% of our work can lead to 80% of results. The challenge is to identify that 20% of your work that impact. Its not easy at all just like the concept of writing less.