The Five Percent Rule

Alan Belniakbusiness, guidelines4 Comments

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When offering feedback on something in a group setting – an idea, editing a presentation, comments on a paper, whatever – think for an extra two seconds about what you’re going to say or offer.  If your contribution isn’t five percent or more of value, then be silent.  Sure, everyone has an opinion, and you can argue the word ‘big’ over ‘large’, or reversing sentence order, or a preferred comma style.  At the end of the day, offer value. If you’re doing it simply for your voice to be heard, you’re wasting everyone’s time – including your own.

(h/t: Lee Belniak)

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