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How to achieve maximum performance (Pareto Principle)

Many people are perplexed: why is there no expected result despite the fact that they are constantly in action, work, movement?

A week, a month, a year flies by, but nothing changes and the cherished goals and dreams remain cherished. What is the secret?

This question was answered by the Italian researcher Wilfred Pareto at the beginning of the twentieth century, when he proved that 80% of the capital belongs to 20% of the population. Further studies have shown that 20% of seedlings yield 80% of the crop; 20% of dangerous factors are the cause of 80% of injuries. The law is called the Pareto Principle 80/20 and has application in almost all areas.

But let's omit the scientific part and reveal the meaning in relation to life and business. For example, in everyday life-80% of things are actually practically useless. That is, it does not matter how much time you have, but it is important for what and how you spend it.

Undoubtedly, the proportions can change: 25 \ 75, 30\70, but the essence remains the same: out of 100% of the invested effort, the smaller part is effective. The same thing happens in business: about 20% of customers bring 80% of income; 20% of employees realize 80% of sales; 20% of products give 80% of sales. It turns out that in order to achieve maximum efficiency, it is necessary to focus attention on the very part that gives the result.

The Pareto principle also works in your personal process of self-development and career management. Focus on the small part of the activities invested in your development that will allow you to work really effectively.

Productivity: follow your biological rhythm, and 20% of your work done at a good time will ensure a high result.

Social network: Social network: Communication with some of your colleagues and other professional contacts is useful for you at the moment, but only with a part. Choose the same 20% and try to make your communication high-quality. Develop and enrich yourself with knowledge. As you know, the circle gives us huge opportunities, while its absence makes a person slow down.

Self-development: remember that it is impossible to master absolutely all competencies and skills. Focus only on what you really succeed and bring pleasure, and this will help you succeed.

Be effective friends!

Elena Bogomolova, Founder and CEO of PROTALENT LAB