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Should I consider removing activities to improve efficiency?

When we're asked about feedback to improve something, we tend to talk first about new things to add. A new feature to a website, a new team in an organisation, a new dish on a menu.... but what if the website is already too stuffed? The organisation is already stretched? The menu already too long?


Building doesn't necessarily requires to go high... but surely to bring value


A study reported by Adams et al. in Nature shows that we naturally favour adding over substracting in decision making. And even more so when under stress, for example when we're multi-tasking, already busy with a primary activity.

Can you think about how doing less adds more value than doing more? Stopping activities brings the fresh air and resources that allow you to be more productive in your main activities.

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