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Treating every project as if it's in emergency mode is a great way to burnout the team and get shoddy work results.

Another idiotic practice is multitasking since context switching introduces tons of overhead.

And tying it all together, the importance of a project determines its resources. A truly critical task needs 100% focus. If a manager isn't willing to assign a full-time employee to a task, then that project isn't critical.

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