The Working More Is Less Productive Myth

Parkinson's Law dictates that work expands into the time available. So, if you have 2 hours of work and a 4 hour window to complete it in, the work will end up taking 4 hours to complete. This law happens in the workplace too.

Studies have shown that most workers have about 20-25 hours of work each week, and stretch it out to fill up 40 hours a week.

However, the most successful people work at a much higher pace than the average worker. If you want to make it to the top, you will have to mimic the work habits and behaviors of the people at the top.

Therefore, is working more ever less productive? Well, it depends on how you structure your workload and work day. If you're spending your 40 hours working on 20 hours of work, then it is highly unproductive. However, if you work on 40 hours of work in 40 hours, then you'll make great strides and get ahead in your career. The equation is quite simple.


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