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# Ownership May Prevent Parkinson's Law

If you have X time to complete some tasks and don't have enough motivation, why should you finish them in less time?
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Zettelkasten, May 26, 2021 (changes)

• If you have $X$ time to complete some tasks and don't have enough motivation, why should you finish them in less time?

• A sense of ownership may be a driver of motivation and may block the effects of Parkinson's Law.

• If you know that your customer needs some feature with urgency (ownership), you may spend $t < X$ time to finish that feature.

• How to create ownership?

• Shift from a project mindset to a product mindset.
• Delegate decisions to the lowest level possible.
• Share information openly.
• Invest in customer empathy.

## References

Tweet: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ownership may prevent Parkinson’s Law.<br><br>What is Parkinson’s Law? It stands that "work expands to fill the time available for its completion."<br><br>If you have 2 days to do task A, you'll take 2 days to finish it. If you have 5 days, you'll take 5 days.<br><br>🧵<a href="https://t.co/4R3dkpxCT7">https://t.co/4R3dkpxCT7</a></p>— Pedro Arantes 🌹 (@arantespp) <a href="https://twitter.com/arantespp/status/1397518419319197698?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2021</a></blockquote>

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