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Do Shorter Timelines Deliver Better Results?

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www.ProductivityCubed.com - Sometimes having enough time to do a project is not a blessing but a curse. When you have a short deadline it focuses your mind to get to the point immediately. This allows you to realize your idea without any distractions that additional time would allow you to ponder. I just came back from a client site,and we were talking about time line,how long should it take to do a particular project?and make me think about,one of my friends Graham,and a few years ago,he went to Singapore,to analyze a few companies over there,and when he came back he was supposed to write a financial report on which companies people should invest in. It typically,the many time he needs to do that is about 10 days to write that report,its about 80 pages in length. And,he had screwed up the date,so when he got back he didn't have 10 days left to write the report.He only have 1 day left to write the report.So, this was like ,this is a deadline,have to get it done.So it was all nighter,and he finishes his report,since he entered in the company.and that was the only report in a year and a half,with the CEO actually wrote him a note saying,Hey!this is the best work you've ever done.So the question is what's happening there,what happens when you shorten the timeline.I think what happen is this,that you are forced,to look at the essence of the problem and what really needs to be done.And by focusing in on that,you simplify your message and you simplify what you want other people to do,so if your looking to do much better work,one of the ways to do that is take the normal time it will take and half it and take a look at the results that you get.Hope you enjoy this and reach out to me ,let me know how this process works,talk to you later,bye now! Twitter - https://twitter.com/umarhameed Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Productivity-Cubed/180593695308096 Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+umarhameed LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/umarhameed