“This is an exciting new project. You will have to work longer, but it will be worth it.”
In our consciousness, new projects and working longer generally go together. Our ability to put in the hours for projects that matter is how we prove our mettle as dedicated workers after all.
Except, working longer is just one approach.
Instead of simply adding the number of work hours to the day, we could also do the following – cut existing low priority projects, streamline how we do our existing work, or build better processes to integrate the new project easily into our workflow.
Yes, we could work longer. But, we could also use the opportunity to work better.