What you can Learn from Stuffing Envelopes
Eric Ries, author of the book The Lean Startup brought up a very interesting point.
Question: Would the process of addressing, stamping, stuffing and sealing newsletters be quicker if complete each envelope one at a time or as complete each process separately?
Answer: Stuffing one envelope at a time gets the job done faster.
Why? Take into account the extra time required to sort, stack and move around the large piles of half complete envelopes- you’re technically not saving any time by separating the process. Also, by completing one full envelope at a time you are given the chance to encounter any problems right away- like the envelope being to small for the newsletter. If done each job at a time, you wouldn’t know this until after most of the work was done.
The Lean Startup is a great book for entrepreneurs- both existing and in the making. It will help save you a lot of money and time.