Who do you think is more productive, the person who works 55 hours or the one who works 50?
Most people think it’s 55.
I mean, that would be the logical conclusion – after all, more hours means more can be done.
But turns out that’s not actually true.
This very matter was the subject of a Stanford research on productivity which found that people who work 55 hours are actually less productive than people who work 50 hours or less a week.
This is down to variables like tiredness, energy levels, etc.
Just plugging away and trying to do as much as possible is not enough, as this research clearly proved.
Just because a person works more does not automatically make him/her more productive.
Quality nearly always trump’s quantity.