The obvious benefit to working quickly is that you’ll finish more stuff per unit time. But there’s more to it than that. If you work quickly, the cost of doing something new will seem lower in your mind. So you’ll be inclined to do more.
I strongly believe this to be true. This post is a classic—it’s actually from 2015. I came across it recently and it reminded me of a Twitter conversation that I just had with some fantastic analysts.
The crux of the conversation for me was that, as an analyst, it actually does matter that you’re good at writing code. The better your technical chops the faster you can get to answers, and therefore the more answers you can discover. It becomes a virtuous, non-linear cycle of knowing stuff.
Link into the tweet below to see the full thread.