The goal is always to maximize space to get things done in time – setting yourself up for success with the right tools, working with the right people, and knowing who does what best and where people can be the most productive.
Creating this space reduces stress, anxiety, and confusion when the time crunch hits. When the time crunch hits, there shouldn’t be a problem because everyone knows what their space is and how it relates to the team’s space.
The other option is to take away space, reduce what people can do, don’t give them freedom or trust to work with each other, and instead hammer down on the time – all that matters is the time.
The part that we often miss is that the time component is the same, we just choose to see the space component differently – making excuses.