The 100% Utilization Myth - DZone Agile - Deepstash

Keep reading for FREE

Team capacity

Team capacity is a simple function of the hours worked by the number of team members. One flaw is how many hours can be expected as 'working hours'. 

Working continuously for the entire 'working hours' would be 100% utilization. This means there is no extra time during the day to say hi to a coworker. 

17

255 reads

Burnout

Burnout

Running at 100% capacity will lead to burnout. This is not MIGHT, this WILL happen. Even our computer running at 100% CPU capacity will burnout. Our brian is the same way.

A standard work day of 8 hours might be reduced to 5 or 6 hours of productivity. This should be factored into team capacity. Capacity studies should focus on less than 100% utilization to avoid employee burnout.

23

319 reads

Busy vs Productive

Don't confuse busy with productive. Just because you have wall to wall meetings, doesn't meet you have a productive day. That means you are too busy to be productive and are not utilizing your time effectively. 

17

116 reads

Meetings can kill productivity

To avoid over meeting for no reason

  • Need to have specific question or specific information that cannot be done by email
  • Reduce default time from 1 hour to 30 min
  • block meeting free times for your team in their calendar

16

116 reads

Tom Demarco

Very successful companies have never struck me as particularly busy; in fact, they are, as a group, rather laid back. Energy is evident in the workplace, but it's not the energy tinged with fear that comes from being slightly behind on everything.

TOM DEMARCO

18

103 reads

CURATED BY

Ready for the next level?

Read Like a Pro

stash-superman-illustration

Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas

Anywhere

Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.

Join

2 Million Stashers

4.8

Stars

5,740 Reviews

App Store

4.7

Stars

72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

samz905

Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Read & Learn

20x Faster

without
deepstash

with
deepstash

with

deepstash

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

FAQ

Claim Your Limited Offer

Get Deepstash Pro