The importance of the 15%
One of the things we end up doing here in the office is something I like to call the 15% rule. Essentially it states that we take some work time, about 15% of it, and focus on pet projects. There’s no pressure or guarantee of success expected from these projects as they are a means for us to expand our horizons. As I’m sure you’ll agree, any professional will tell you that there is always something new to learn in your field.
While it seemed like a nice little idea at the time, I didn’t really see any practicality to it, but it interested me, so I sat down and pursued to recreate this project. Since I didn’t recall how our speaker wrote his code I needed to fill in the blanks with my own ideas or from reading what others had done.
So in conclusion, the 15% rule may not yield amazing new pieces of creative content, but it may very well lead to the sharpening of your mental blade and increase your productivity at work.
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