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%?