Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 10 – “The Multitasking Game”

[If you haven’t read the original version of The Goal – it’s a better book. Here’s a chapter-by-chapter video summary, and a <60 second summary too.]

Pages 55 – 60

After deciding to move forward in Chapter 9, Marc and Abbie take their idea to the engineering project team – where they meet with some expected resistance. Nonetheless, they persevere.

These observations are very similar to ones made in Chapter 28 of The Goal. The playing of the game is also very similar to what Alex Rogo does with his son’s scout troop in Chapter 14, between Chapters 13 and 15, which encapsulate Herbie’s famous scout hike.

Best Quotes, Writing

“We are going to find the needed time within the hours you already put in.” Page 55

“What if you should multitask less?” Marc to Noah, Page 56

“When multitasking, the same projects took the same people a lot more time.” Page 57

“If we reduce the multitasking, we’ll likely have fewer quality issues.” Marc, Page 58

“But no matter what, I won’t ask you or anyone else to stop what they are doing if they are in the middle of a task.” Page 59

“Work on your number one priority until you’re done with it and only then move on to priority number two and so on.  In any case, no one works on the projects that are frozen.” Marc, Page 59

“They are expected to give it a try, but no one really believes it will work.” Page 60

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