The 80/20 rule of productivity

Productivity has a lot to do with how we prioritize our work. So how do we prioritize our work in order to increase our productivity?

The 80/20 rule is a principle developed by Vilfredo Pareto. The rule is also sometimes referred to as the Pareto Principle.It basically describes the relationship between input and outputs and addresses the misconception that you have to put in a lot of input to generate a greater output.

The 80/20 Principle asserts that a minority of causes, inputs or effort usually lead to a majority of the results, outputs or rewards. Taken literally, this means that, for example, 80 per cent of what you achieve in your job comes from 20 per cent of the time spent –Richard Koch

I’m not sure when was the first time I got hold of this rule but I’m guessing it was from book by Steve Chandler or maybe John Maxwell. Anyway, if your are interested with the rule and wish to know more, I would suggest reading The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch.


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