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Rules of Productivity



Yesterday I have stumbled upon interesting presentation about productivity at work.

It is called Rules of Productivity.

What interested me most:

  • For creative work 35 hours should be maximum week length
  • Teams size between 4-8 are best
  • Team should have its own room (+100% to productivity). I had a gut feeling about open spaces being harmful, it is good to see it confirmed.
  • Overtime is is not doing anything good because team needs to recover after it. 
  • Overtime is harmful if done longer than a month. 
  • Scheduling at 80% of team capacity is much better for productivity. 
Presentation contains much more than this short list so I recommend you reading it.

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