When you utilize Parkinson’s Law you maximize urgency, accuracy, and situational mindfulness with your players. Obviously this makes for a far more affective Triple Option Offense.
In my doctoral dissertation, Utilizing the 80/20 Rule to Improve Football Coaching Performance, I was able to prove that by shortening work time, you force everything you do to become more important, and you make your people more effective. The dissertation is available on ProQuest. —Dr. Cella
Parkinson’s Law, and the work of Tim Ferriss, was included in the dissertation.
“Parkinson’s Law dictates that a task will swell in (perceived) importance and complexity in relation to the time allotted for its completion. It is the magic of the imminent deadline.
If I give you 24 hours to complete a project, the time pressure forces you to focus on execution, and you have no choice but to do only the bare essentials.
If I give you a week to complete the same task, it’s six days of making a mountain out of a molehill.
If I give you two months, God forbid, it becomes a mental monster. The end product of the shorter deadline is almost inevitably of equal or higher quality due to greater focus. This presents a very curious phenomenon.
There are two synergistic approaches for increasing productivity that are inversions of each other: 1. Limit tasks to the important to shorten work time (80/ 20). 2. Shorten work time to limit tasks to the important (Parkinson’s Law).
The best solution is to use both together: Identify the few critical tasks that contribute most to income and schedule them with very short and clear deadlines.”
— The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. by Timothy Ferriss