Time Management Laws | Principles of Time Management

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Time Management Laws | Principles of Time Management
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

Hi, although a better word might be time management "principles", following are a number of laws on time management:
  1. LAW OF PARETO: 20% of our activities deliver 80% of the result. The inverse is also true. So focus your attention on what's most important and skip everything else.
  2. LAW OF ILLICH: Once a certain performance’s threshold is passed, your efficiency decreases. So know your biorhythm and plan a task when you are at your best.
  3. LAW OF PARKINSON: The more time is available, the more time a task will consume. The more time is available, the more time we will waste. Efficiency increases as the deadline approaches. So don't waste your time.
  4. LAW OF CARLSON: Handling a task only once and finishing it off takes less time than handling it in several times. Every interruption has a negative impact on efficiency. So focus on 1 task and finish it.
  5. LAW OF MURPHY: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. So, invest time in preparation.
  6. LAW OF TURGOT: Our concentration capacity is limited. So take a time out on regular basis and relax a bit.
Please react if you know of another law or principle of time management that we can add. This way we complete the list for everybody to enjoy. 2-4-2018



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