Lessons from the Game of Scrabble®

My children and I recently set up the Scrabble® board and played a game of scrabble. This game started me thinking about some productivity techniques.

The rule in Scrabble® is to start in the middle. If you venture too far in one direction with your game, it is hard to make it fun. We had difficulty because we positioned the game “too low” and therefore our choices were limited.  So like project work, it is best to stay focused on the center rather than the tangential sides.

The game of Scrabble® offers seven tiles. When it comes to project work, seven is about the total number of projects one person can handle effectively at one time.

The game of Scrabble® ends when the first person runs out of tiles. The one to finish first is often the winner because they are skilled or have great luck with their tile selections. This game parallels life. Productive people take advantage of what they have and generally make something good happen because of it.

Have you any Scrabble® and productivity stories?

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