Monday, December 3, 2012

Meet the man who found a way to be more productive

Good morning economists. Let's admit it. We all had slow days before. Days that all we want to do is sit in front of the TV and just do nothing. Some people have more slower days than others. I guess this is what labels them as being lazy.

But what happens when you have lots of work to be done during one of these slow days? You cannot afford to procrastinate and you are too lazy to work! Well, meet Maneesh Sethi, the man who actually found the answer to becoming more productive.
Maneesh hired someone via Craigslist to slap him in the face every time he went off task. Amazingly, his productivity rose from 38% to 98% ( I guess he did get slapped a couple of times even during his most productive day). Maneesh managed to convert procrastination into physical pain, an activity which he would like to avoid at all costs.

Procrastination would yield some future disutility in the form of a pay-cut or even job loss. The slapper's job was to convert the future disutility to its present value by inflicting physical pain. Amazing...it works!

Funny thing, it is not the first time that I am posting about slapping services. A month back I posted an article on slapping as a means of maintaining firm skin! Is slapping a new trend?

Have a "slapping" day!

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