I wonder if it is possible to get more done by working less.
Lets say that on a normal day: I work 8 hours and finish 10 units of work.
If I work less in a day, there are 3 possibilities:
I finish the same or more. // Ex: In 4 hours a day, I will finish 12 units of work.
I work at the same speed, finishing half the amount of when I would work an 8 hour day. // Ex: In 4 hours a day, I will finish 5 units of work.
I work more productive than when I work longer, but I can't do more work than in a full day // Ex: In 4 hours a day, I will finish 7 units of work.
I'm calling on Parkinson's Law which states that when you have closer deadlines (less time to work), you would work harder and more concentrated.
I personally think that option 3 is the correct one. What do you think?