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People under time pressure don’t work better; they Just work faster

People   under   time   pressure   don’t   work   better; they  Just  work  faster. – Peopleware.
Really wise words, this applies even if you are appying it on yourself.
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  1. Kelly
    January 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I disagree. I have seen the pressure of deadlines force people to dispense with the unneccessary meetings and discussion and get down to the issues at hand. Deadlines have a way of focusing the discussion and thought process.

  2. Sendhil Kumar
    February 2, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Hmm, I should have provided the context. It was not about having a deadline. I am completely with you on where efforts without a time-box venture into.It was more along the lines of sprinting an entire marathon / overtime.To quote from Peopleware"Overtime is like sprinting: It makes some sense for the last hundred yards of the marathon for those with any energy left, but ifyou start sprinting in the first mile, you’re just wasting time. Trying to get people to sprint too much can only result in loss of respect for the manager. The best workers have been through it all before; they know enough to keep silent and roll their eyes while the manager raves on that the job has got to get done by April."Regards,Sendhil

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