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A Force Multiplier
As long as I have to
work, I might as well get the work done as quickly and easily as
possible. I need to find ways to
convert a small amount of effort into a prodigious amount of work
accomplished. The last thing I want is to spend a huge amount of
effort to accomplish a piddling amount of work. What I need is a way
to leverage my efforts to get more done in less time with better
quality. In other words, if I have to do something I want to do it
faster, better, and cheaper.
Here are some tips for gaining leverage in whatever you do. First, use
the best tools, equipment, capital, and technology available by
buying, renting, or borrowing what you need. Second, get the know-how
to do the job right, If you don't have it, then get the training or
hire someone who does have the experience you need. The tools are
useless if you don't use them properly with the best practices. Third,
team with others to get the job done. A cooperative effort between
people who need to do the same types of work allows each to capitalize
on the strengths of each other. Plus, many hands make light work.
Fourth, focus all your attention on the job until it is done. Don't
allow yourself to get distracted. The setup time and rate of
forgetting is high on some jobs. Fifth, supply personal leadership on
your own project by planning, coordinating, and supervising yourself
and your crew. Sixth, ensure the team has proper motivation to get the
job done as soon as possible by providing compelling reasons for an
early start and quick finish.
When you plan your next project, make sure you take advantage of all
possible sources of leverage so that a little amount of effort
products the results you seek in record time.
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