The next principle outlined by Covey in Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times is to “Do More With Less.” Duh! Really! Haven’t we been doing that already???
Well, what Covey is presenting is NOT just work harder or get more of the same work with less people! What he means is DO MORE of the RIGHT AND VALUE ADDED THINGS and DO LESS of the NON-VALUE ADDED STUFF that clogs up our days.
The way to do that is to focus on customers and employees, on what they need. Eliminate, stop doing, or outsource all other things! If it wastes your time and energy and a customer or employee doesn’t get any value out of it then STOP!