At work when we talk about building out newer programs, I've started reminding people that if they say "we should spend more time / money / staff on my program" they're also usually inadvertently saying "we should spend less time / money / staff on someone else's program." It's not always true, but it does help structure conversations about strategy for resource allocation.
@makingarecord In the law office:
managers: zero sum
other managers: ZERO SUM
everyone but you: ZERO SUM ZERO SUM
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