Ownership May Prevent Parkinson's Law
If you have time to complete some tasks and don't have enough motivation, why should you finish them in less time?
- Parkinson's Law acts in this scenario.
A sense of ownership may be a driver of motivation and may block the effects of Parkinson's Law.
- An Atlassian research shows that teams who have a clear vision of the bigger picture are more effective.
If you know that your customer needs some feature with urgency (ownership), you may spend 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.
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>