Monday, October 22, 2007

True Numbers

80 /2o

It is not a law. It is not a philosophy. It is not anything but a rule of thumb that is true.

The 80/20 rule says that roughly 80% of the problem can be solved with 20% of the effort that it would take to solve the whole problem.

Is it coming through.

"Keep It Short and Simple"

OK, not with me yet are you?

You know 20 percent of you stock takes up 80 percent of your warehouse space and that 80 percent of your stock comes from 20 percent of your suppliers. Also 80 percent of your sales will come from 20 percent of your sales staff. 20 percent of your staff will cause 80 percent of your problems, but another 20 percent of your staff will provide 80 percent of your production. It works both ways.

After you stop thinking about this and try applying it you will know. It can make a big pile small in a hurry. You will feel good about your accomplishment and start on the next 20.

Now, I will get to why I felt the need to tell you to do something some of you already know.

Thankfully Dash, we don't have to replace 89% of Congress. Only 20% are 80% of the problem and that we can do. But it is a wonderful dream.

Now we have to decide how this rule applies to stupid people. Is it only the 20% that are the problem or the 80%?


Anonymous said...

Yeah the same thing when you spend 90% of your time on the 5% of the problem people. That is the way it seemed in the Army anyway and holds true for civilian work.

James Old Guy

GUYK said...

When I was in the Air Force I learned a valuable lesson about time and people management..I didn't waste time on people who gave me problems..I got rid of them as fast as possible.

The adage about one bad apple spoiling the barrel is correct and applies to people as well. Find the trouble maker and get rid of that one and most of the problems are solved.

But I am not sure it will apply to congress...the ones causing the trouble are not so much the congresspeople but the dumb sumbitches that elected them. If it was not Nancy P. and Barbara B. and Ted K. it would be some others with the same ideas and causing the same problems.

Sometimes I think that Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged had the right idea..just give them what they want but don't help them. Quit producing and before long there will be nothing for them to loot.

The Senior Chief said...

Suprised to hear the army had that bad a problem with dead wood.

The navy utilized a lot of the air force play book on management.

For us to to fix the uninformed we need to tac nuc the mass media. The uniformed are zombies to buy what the media giants (the bad apple) are selling.

Spread the word.....

I'm not listening to you anymore!

GUYK said...

Most of the time I figure I am preaching to the choir but if just one person can read what we have to say and realize what a bunch of crap they are being fed by MSM maybe it is worth the preaching to the choir..

The Senior Chief said...

Now I'm really pissed I missed you in Helen.