The Quality Of An Hour

60 minutes. There’s a lot of ways we can view 60 minutes



15*2 + 30*1


10* 2 + 15*1 + 25*1

All of the cases, the quantity of the hour is the same. The quality isn’t.

And this sums up most of our working days. We’re doing multiple things in a single hour. 15 mins of some work. 20 minutes of another. And 10 minutes of small talk and 15 mins call, ensuring nothing effective gets done.

Here’s an experiment

Pick something and work on it for 60 minutes. Without being interrupted, checking your phone, or resisting the urge to speak to a colleague. You'll surprised on how much you get done.

A fractured hour is a mess of minutes. Crammed input equals ineffective output.