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Obey The 80-20 Rule - remote support

10.07.16 03:38 PM By jack.zhang

Article sourced from TEAMVIEWER.COM 

The 80-20 rule — or Pareto principle — states that 20% of your efforts make up 80% of the output.

In the late 1800s, Pareto theorized that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population after observing that 20% of the pea pods in his garden provided 80% of the peas!

How can you apply this to remote work? Well, by delegating or automating your processes you’re able hand off the 80% which takes time from your day and focus on the smaller, more specialized chunk of work that only you can do.

It’s important when working remotely to be as productive and efficient as you can because you’re at an inherent disadvantage and more prone to distraction.

By making sure that your data entry and busywork is taken care of by others or automation, you can concentrate on pure output.

A big time-saver is integrating your apps. Without integrations, you’re going to spend a ridiculous amount of time transferring data between your apps.

Check out TeamViewer’s list of integrations which include JIRA and Outlook to get an idea of what you can do when your apps speak to each other.

Even though I’m comfortable with formatting, editing and data entry, my main skill is writing. I used to spend 50% of my time on non-writing tasks, which killed my output, forced me to rush deadlines and write substandard articles.

Now, I’ve realized there are people on my team that are much better at non-writing tasks than I am, and they help me by taking work off my hands and leaving me with more time to do what I was hired for.