Hypothesis: USL applies equally well to an individual’s productivity as it does software systems, hardware systems or groups of people.
As the load on an individual increases, the productivity decreases. Beyond contention and incoherence, there are additional factors to consider: work overload, stress, decreased quality resulting from the previously mentioned factors, poorer planning, etc.
- Multitasking: Switching costs by American Psychological Association
- The More, The Merrier? What Happens In Your Brain When You Are Multitasking? by Schwarze S, Poppa C, Gawronska S and Fandakova Y
- Applying the Universal Scalability Law to organisations by Adrian Colyer
- Coherence Penalty for Humans by Michael T. Nygard