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How hard should I work? MGMT101
Today <ul><li>A time model for MGMT101 </li></ul><ul><li>Research on the performance of university lecturers </li></ul><ul...
Homework (from your lecture notes) <ul><li>What is the multiple of difference in output between successful & unsuccessful ...
Time Model for MGMT101 <ul><li>SIX hour load </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures (2 hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Gro...
Study of University Lecturers <ul><li>Tenure (After 2 to 5 years you have to show that you are good enough to keep your jo...
Research output of young lecturers <ul><li>Successful </li></ul><ul><li>Average 1.8 research papers a year </li></ul><ul><...
The romantics vs others <ul><li>Romantics </li></ul><ul><li>Work very hard </li></ul><ul><li>Organise work TWO hours at a ...
Others <ul><li>Never work for more than one-and-a-half hours </li></ul><ul><li>Have at least four breaks an hour </li></ul...
The output of binge workers
The style of romantics
Romantics, bingeing & output
Rules for enjoying uni (and doing well) <ul><li>Everything in moderation </li></ul><ul><li>Balance the ‘must’, the hard, a...
Rules for enjoying uni (and doing well) <ul><li>Use your diary </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Pr...
The best published mathematics Professor in the world <ul><li>Got up early and had his best ideas when he was shaving </li...
Remember to do your homework <ul><li>If the same multiple between the successful and unsuccessful applies to students, wha...
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High performers do 7 to 9x more than low performers. How?

Facts behind the odd equation: do a lot less to get a lot more done.

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  1. 1. How hard should I work? MGMT101
  2. 2. Today <ul><li>A time model for MGMT101 </li></ul><ul><li>Research on the performance of university lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>How the greatest mathematician worked </li></ul>
  3. 3. Homework (from your lecture notes) <ul><li>What is the multiple of difference in output between successful & unsuccessful lecturers? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the basic steps for researching high performance? </li></ul><ul><li>Plan the best recreation ever at UC! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Time Model for MGMT101 <ul><li>SIX hour load </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures (2 hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Group (1-2 hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading (2 hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests (1 hour but 5 hours in the weekend/day before the test) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pace yourself in the multiple choice tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(1 minute per question or 4 minutes per page) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Study of University Lecturers <ul><li>Tenure (After 2 to 5 years you have to show that you are good enough to keep your job) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (write & publish papers) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching (student feedback) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration (administrators’ satisfaction that we have done the paperwork correctly and on time) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Research output of young lecturers <ul><li>Successful </li></ul><ul><li>Average 1.8 research papers a year </li></ul><ul><li>Unsuccessful </li></ul><ul><li>Average 0.2 research papers a year </li></ul><ul><li>What makes the difference? </li></ul>
  7. 7. The romantics vs others <ul><li>Romantics </li></ul><ul><li>Work very hard </li></ul><ul><li>Organise work TWO hours at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate very hard </li></ul><ul><li>Work fast </li></ul><ul><li>Finish other work before they start new work </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure they are in the mood </li></ul><ul><li>Get everything right first time </li></ul><ul><li>Work always comes first </li></ul>
  8. 8. Others <ul><li>Never work for more than one-and-a-half hours </li></ul><ul><li>Have at least four breaks an hour </li></ul><ul><li>Never work fast </li></ul><ul><li>They start and stop tasks doing a little at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Have lots of recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Put their relationships first </li></ul>
  9. 9. The output of binge workers
  10. 10. The style of romantics
  11. 11. Romantics, bingeing & output
  12. 12. Rules for enjoying uni (and doing well) <ul><li>Everything in moderation </li></ul><ul><li>Balance the ‘must’, the hard, and the fun </li></ul><ul><li>Be reasonable: Aim to for the space between ‘doing everything’ and ‘doing nothing’ </li></ul><ul><li>Be ambitious but secure tiny movements forward each day </li></ul>
  13. 13. Rules for enjoying uni (and doing well) <ul><li>Use your diary </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Protect time for people and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Keep score </li></ul>
  14. 14. The best published mathematics Professor in the world <ul><li>Got up early and had his best ideas when he was shaving </li></ul><ul><li>Good ideas on Mondays and spent the rest of the week writing them up </li></ul><ul><li>If he had a good idea on a Tuesday, he took the rest of the day off </li></ul><ul><li>Always stopped work on Saturday lunchtime and went rock climbing for the rest of the weekend </li></ul><ul><li>Always took his vacations (8 weeks work, 3 weeks vacation climbing mountains in another country) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Remember to do your homework <ul><li>If the same multiple between the successful and unsuccessful applies to students, what is the difference between good and bad marks? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are those ‘five minutes’ and ‘ten minutes’ you could use to get done the things you don’t really enjoy? </li></ul><ul><li>If I check your diary, will I find the time are you saving for people and play? </li></ul>

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