I am reading a lot of the 2-minute rule.
Which simply states, that if a task needs 2 minutes of your time. Just do it rather than putting it on the To-Do list. As an easier and less costly way of getting it done.
So I am wondering if this not only applies to personal tasks but also to team tasks? Just getting the 2-minute task when it pops up rather than finding someone who shall be the owner of this task.
Of course, there are constraints to be considered, like:
- Do I know how to do the task?
- Do I have access and also the permission to do the task?
But what if people just apply the rule for their team, regardless if this particular task is on their paycheck or the paycheck of a peer?
Recently I come across the attitude of ‘not on my paycheck’ quite a lot. And I am pondering around with some questions.
Does it really matter, if I know how to do it? If it is a tiny task but will help the team, the product, the user?
I am interested in opinions. What do you think about the 2-minute rule? Would you apply it or not and why?
Does anyone have experience with that?