How Does Parkinson’s Law Work?

Parkinson’s Law states that:”Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
This means that the more time we dedicate to a task, the longer it’ll take us to complete it, even if we could have gotten the task completed in a shorter period of time.Have you noticed that when stakes are high and you have to deliver, you can do the same task that normally takes you a day to complete in just four to five hours? This is Parkinson’s Law in action and it’s could be one of the most powerful productivity principles of all time.Parkinson’s Law has become increasingly popular in business and workplace spectrums. Not because it sounds good, but also because you can easily test it yourself and see if it’s true.Here’s how to use Parkinson’s Law to increase productivity by as much as 70%. Use a Pomodoro-Like System to Focus and Track TimeUsing a Pomodoro system, or similar system, is one of the best ways for maximizing this law. This technique encourages people to work with the time they have-rather than against it. Without concentrating your effort and tracking your concentration and the associated productivity, you won’t be sure if you’re increasing productivity (and probably you won’t).Set DeadlinesTo embrace Parkinson’s Law in your work, start each task by identifying its scope and determine how much time it’ll take to complete it realistically.Don’t ask yourself, “How much time do I have to complete this project?” Rather, ask yourself how long it will realistically take you to complete that task. Then, do your best to complete the task within that timeframe.You can achieve this by using deadlines. Research shows that deadlines can lead to higher outputs. Set different time constraints for different tasks. For instance, use a timer with a set number of minutes for short-term tasks, and have date-based deadlines for long-term tasks.If you realize that more time is necessary, that’s fine. But try to stick to allotted timeframes, if it’s possible without compromising the quality of the work.Take Frequent BreaksTaking frequent breaks is crucial in embracing Parkinson’s Law because of the concentration you want to have while doing the work. Our brains get tired quickly and without frequent breaks, they shut down and can’t operate the same way. To increase your productivity, learn when to stop and step away, even if it’s only for five minutes every hour or two.Parkinson’s Law shows we unnecessarily complicate things. It’s not rocket science – giving yourself one day to write a full-length dissertation will end disastrously. But you can negotiate with others or yourself for the extra time because you know how long it takes to complete the task.Over-complicating things happens because we’re terrible at predicting outcomes. We’re overwhelmed by cognitive conflicts. And we end up overestimating how much we can do in the short run as well as underestimating how much we can do in the long run.

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Sanyo SCP – 6760 Incognito (Sprint) Mobile Phone Review

If you take a look at the Sanyo SCP-6760 Incognito’s exterior design, you find that it is similar with AT&T’s Pantech Impact, especially the touch keypad and the display. It flips open to get full QWERTY keyboard and 2.6 inch screen that help you to type long messages quickly. Therefore, you can update your status in social network such as Facebook and MySpace in ease.

If you flip the Sanyo to horizontal mode, you will see that the phone takes a cue from several mobile phones like LG enV Touch. This handset measures 3.7 inches and 4.3 ounces weight and has sleek design with a unique external glow-through keypad and OLED screen that is invisible when the backligting is off.

The Sanyo Incognito is also supported with external memory slot for MicroSD that supports for optional cards up to 16GB, micro USB port, a voice dialing control and the volume rocker. For the camera, you find it sitting on the rear side next to speaker that has 2 megapixel camera with video capture capabilities. This camera can shoot pictures from 320 x 240 pixel to 1600 x 1200 pixel and also allows you to edit its image quality, brightness, sharpness, contrast, balance and color tone to get the best composition. Besides, it has a digital zoom, a choice fun frame, multi shot mode, a self timer, three sutter sounds, and few scene modes like beach/snow and night.

The Sanyo SCP-6760 Incognito (SPRINT) features 3G network (EV-DO Rev. 0) to provide high speed internet connectivity. You can browse any sites, stream video and download files or songs quickly. The screen display is not quite wide that makes the images looks small. However, the music quality is good with its external speaker but it is better if you have headsets for a better sound.

With the sprint services, you will get the strong points of the Sanyo Incognito from broadband-like 3G network, Sprint TV enable for updating news from reliable channels including NFL network, ABC, The weather Channel, Fox Sport, CNN, the Discovery Channel and more. Besides, the Sprint Music store and GPS capable with Sprint Navigation, will be the other advantages.

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