Efficiency & allotted time
Productivity increases in direct proportion to the time allotted to it or was it efficiency that they were talking about? One of the things that I had read about, didn’t pay much attention to it before, but now that efficiency is something that I think about, worry about and work on quite a bit, I have started to notice that the saying ‘if you want a job done, give it to the busy person’ is so true.
The more I give to a person who is free believing that the job will therefore get done faster, the more wrong I’m proven to be. The kind of people who are chronically free are more liable to browse the net and spend time on facebook rather than schedule the work on priority and finish it off. The few assignments/duties they have on hand, they keep procrastinating or lengthening just so they will have the excuse of having a job in hand or can prove how busy they are by piling their tables with unprocessed paper work. On the other hand, giving the work to someone who is busy gets it done faster as they concentrate on clearing up their to-do lists or their desks and make more efficient use of their time and effort.
So whoever said that “a job shrinks or expands according to the time allotted to it’ did know what they were talking about.