All through my working life, I’ve noticed that colleagues will complain about the lack of time to do a job properly.
It’s not a view I share. If you have a month to plan something, it’s nearly always too long, leading to over-complication, muddle and prevarication. If you have twenty minutes, you’ll get to it urgently.
I’ve long been an adherent of Professor Parkinson’s brilliant “law”:
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
And I love the composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein’s spin on the subject:
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time.