Quantity verses Quality

@liranlgo (5748)
Israel
April 26, 2007 2:02pm CST
I know that maybe you will think that it is a strange question, and that logic tells us that usually quality is the most important thing. But what if i will tell you that against all odds quantity had proven to be the number 1 winner when it was competing quality. It usually brings you the most money, it promotes you to a higher level at work and it is the one that counts. what has happened to this world.. What do you think? Would you choose quantity or quality? why?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I think that quantity also brings in the most money but you do have to have a little bit of quality in there also. My earnings seem to be better and a little more when I post to alot of discussions rather than posting to a few discussions with alot of quality in it. I have tried both ways and I personally think our earnings are mostly based on quantity rather than quality, but I know some members will tend to disagree with that. I would have to choose quality over quantity though in the real world because quality will last longer than something that was made quickly just to produce quantity.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I think you are right stephi. i, also was experiencing this in here, and got to a conclusion that quantity is the main thing. and you are right there is a difference in those selection in the real world and here.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I am sorry, but I must disagree with you that quality is better than quantity. As I mentioned earlier under the user Zukepr, I have posted differently for one day to see if there was a difference. And there was a HUGE difference in my earnings even though I posted more. myLot has stated that we earn more for quality and that statement holds too. Beyond that...that same quality could earn on the best response. Best Response does earn us a few more pennies when awarded. So, when we are already earning pennies per response...increase that best Response by a few more pennies...we are earning more for quality. However, with that said...if we are aiming for quantity instead of quality, our responses will also earn us negative ratings because people may be offended by our very short response. So then you star rating will drop. And in my jobs in the past has also proven that quality is better than quantity. I have worked as a portrait photographer. And when working school and staff portraits, one has to work quickly. However, no so quickly that the quality is compromised. People are very critical of their pictures. If the picture is poor quality...you just lost that sale. And if you have poor quality, you also have just lost your job because there is not reason for your employer to keep you on since you are not making them money. I watched so many photographers loose their jobs because they concentrated more on speed than the actual person. Even in a assembly plant...one has to remember quality. If you are assembling at such a high rate that you do not ensure that piece is put together properly, that piece becomes trash and the employer looses money for products ruined. Yes, I have worked that job too and have seen people let go because they were trying to keep up with the speed but suffered because they just could not make it right AND be fast at the same time. So, even though the workforce expects to see high numbers...they also expect to see satisfactory or high quality results.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I do agree with you about the quality. I too prefer quality as the first thing. I did read your first response here, and i am reading this response, and i agree that the best response are chosen for the quality and creativity of the users and that we do earn for each best response. But i did do my experiment, i posted here for a few days a long quality posts, and i for another few days i based my work here on quantity ( i believe there was quality in those posts, because i can not post just in order to post), and my earnings were higher, when i did more posts, that means quantity here brought me higher earnings, i wish the things were different for me. I rather quality responses. And about the examples you gave about the work and his quality, i am glad that it is that way, i do not see any other choice. But i can tell you that when i worked in sales, my boss prefer ed quantity over quality, and that is a pity.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
Yes it is. I do agree with you that things are supposed to be that way. But you would be surprised with how much insurance policies people sold without telling other people the truth. I know that where i worked there was quantity work and very little quality work. Yes. i know that this would have terrible results later on when people will return the policies and go to another company. But they still work that way and they still fire people if they do not have the right quantity. Pretty dum but exsits.
@cliff19id (307)
• Indonesia
27 Apr 07
i think that depend on situation or depend on the cases. i would like to give example.if we say that quantity is important, imagine that we produce the worst product and our customer need product with highest quality, so we can's sell it so we produce many of goods, but we can't sell it, so we waste our time and our expense will increase and our company will bankrupt. the other side, we say that quality is everything, if we give the best quality but our customer don't need the highest quality so we are deliver over from the customer need, so we will waste effort. and both , quantity and quality is important, it's happen in the real cases. if you produce good with good quality and you slow down your machine so our customer will angry if our delivery delay. so we need to improve quantity and quality. so i think that it's all depend to our need or our purpose. thank you very much
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
so you are saying it all is in the combination of both things?
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
27 Apr 07
If there is no integrity then quantity is what wins the day. If you don't mind me telling you, ahem, ahem, I had a lovely romantic interlude with my man friend this morning and he had to rush off and later texted to apologise that we couldn't double or triple the experience. Considering the first experience was amazing and very satisfying then I had no problem going with quality! Quantity may have actually ruined the first experience. I think there is a moral to this story somewhere in there. LOL.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I like your example. ofcourse usually women thing like that men tend to think in the quantity terms..:)
• Israel
26 Apr 07
Dear Liran, I think what is most important is proportion. Both quality and quantity are important. It is a question asked ferquently by those who are affected by MLM... As such one, with lots of experience in the field, I learned that one must maintain a certain equilibrium between the two. Make sure you have enough sources (quantity), but do make some kind of a treshold - a certain level beneath you won't use that source (quality). Otherwise, you are wasting your time. No black and white in my world...
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
Thank you yonatan. you gave an answer for a life question. It is all about balancing, isn't it?:)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I truly believe so. The most important aspect in life is balance. Don't you think? I teache people how to put some balance in their lives. Balance does wonder to people in all fields of life - health, wealth, love, relationship and many more. Are your life as balanced as you want them to be?
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
Yes i do agree with you. no. my life is not balanced as i want them to be because i was having a real hard time in this past year, but now i am working at it, and things are slowly returning to their natural balance, and i am glad it goes that well:)
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
27 Apr 07
i would choose quality over quantity. may be its a slow starter but eventually it's gonna win, that's what i believe. Quality has an instant appeal and instant leap in the ladder. ppl can envision it and count it to the credit of the doer. on the contrary, quality moves slow and steady, it has a long way to go. quality has the last say and in lucky cases, quality can generate quantity. but then, that is a deadly and very rare combination.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
You've got a point here, but does it apply to online websites also..?;)
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
28 Apr 07
personally i think, it applies for anything and everything on earth. i wouldnot compromise with quality at any point in time. thanx
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Apr 07
o.k. thank you mimpi:)
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
27 Apr 07
Its like if you want to be in the safer side then you will go for "quantity"..! And if not then you will go for "quality". And it basically depends on people ..!!like ...if you "need" something you will go for quantity but when you "want" something you will go for quality.! Thats it..! depends on the person..! And yes as every one wants to be on safer and much afordable side which exactly made quantity a winner..! Have a nice day.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I never thaught of things in that way, but you are so right. I value your response. Thank you:)
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• India
28 Apr 07
gee thanx..!! This is one of the good use of mylot...you get to know people with different brains and I love to express myself originaly..!!with purity..! have a good day.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
1 May 07
I would go for quality. Because ther is no substitute for quality. Quantity necessarily does not contain quality. For me quality matter...whether it is necessities in my day to day life...whether it is maintaining relationship with my dear and near ones and with my friends. Whether I wish to buy somethig or eat something...i will take little but will surely go for quality. Deepak
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
1 May 07
thank you deepak, i value your response. Quality is a very important thing.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
30 Apr 07
I would always vouchsafe for 'quality' which is the most essential ingredient of everything.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
30 Apr 07
ok:))
@vijiayyar (191)
• Ireland
27 Apr 07
Whatever u like but there are sometimes when quantity is much important than qwality! Rightly said man. Like in a job. Say if u complete ur work efficiently in 6 hours and enjoy rest 2 hours and that too quality work and someone else does work whole 8 hours and just does the work and not that efficiently. The boss will surely like the second one as he saw him working whole day!!
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
Well it is sad if the boss appreciate quantity more then quality. Maybe the combination of both. But to base everything on quantity, i think it is wrong.
@pclife (246)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 07
Normally we will choose quality rather than quantity ... However , it depends on what it is , For example I have one friend , he loves to eat & always eat too much food , SO , he definetely will prefer quantity rather than quality ... lol : )
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I guess he will..;)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
there are situations that call for quality and there are others that requires quantity. but often i would choose the quality. in mylot for example, i would make $10 for doing 200 posts this month. however, a few others will have to do 500 posts to reach the same earnings. in intimacy, i'd rather have a few enjoyable nights with my boyfriend rather than several ones which are not memorable. i'd go for quality time. in sales, i would agree that quantity works better. in performance, i would say a combination of both will work better. even in mylot, this happens too. a mylot user (A) with few quality posts vs user (B) with many posts and with a few quality ones... (B) would earn better.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
Thank you:)
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
27 Apr 07
i will choose quality. when i worked for a company ,some colleagues do quite a lot of things everyday,then they will get more money this month,but at last they have to do them once again.sometimes ,they can get more money forever. For me ,i think i do something not only for our company ,but also for myself .in our country,people always say that if you do something more times more fast.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I think you are right, i also posted that same example situation in one of my posts. thank you:)
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
27 Apr 07
It would all depend on what you're looking for and where you're at. For instance, in the dating game, while you're looking for someone, you play the quantity card, but once you've found that someone you stay with that "quality". In terms of cash, you'd certainly want a quantity of it, but in terms of investment, you'd want a high-quality stock. It all depends.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
A very good example, thank you:)
@scapula (760)
• Jordan
27 Apr 07
I'm greedy, I would have both, every parameter should be balanced according to supply and demand, and so I think it depends on the situations. But for me as a customer I would have high quality with appropriate price, or I would have many number of the goods with good quality and low price this will meet the demand. So as I said it depends.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I think that customer rules, don't you think? That means that we better supply what the cutomer wants, then focusing more on the quantity.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
It's still go for the quality for me, as I don't go flow just like what many people do. I prefer bieing with the few, in which they are sometimes called to as "fools". But in the end, only these few "fools" will be the ine's who'll reap all the grace and blessings in life..
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
Thank you raijin, i do hope you are right:)
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
27 Apr 07
Well of course quanlity is better than quantity that is the way we are taught,. But when we are at work it is the quantity that we get done and you normally are paid more by this the reason for this is due to the if you are working for someone then of course they need the amount to get out and hopefully your work will meet the owners satisfaction, mine always did and that is why when there was overtime to do they mainly called on me.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
But don't you think we are taught the wrong thing here?
@healwell (1268)
• Ahmedabad, India
27 Apr 07
This Question you have put here in a tricky way but it is ok to me! I think quantity for rush job is ok and one is part of that but when you realy do the work with your all sencerity then it should have quality and consider as a qualitative work! I am in favour of quality because it gives me satisfaction. It promots me in myself and i would like to compete with me regarding this quality! That's all!
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
That is very important what you said here healwell and i do think like you. Thank you for this response:)
@Fishmomma (11421)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I would still choose quality over quantity, as good work is important to me. Its important to take pride in your work and appearance is important. This weekend, I pulled all the weeds from around one of my ponds and my daughter did another one. You could quickly tell which one was done by me, as I sweep all the small little grass stems away from the pond.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Apr 07
I also prefer quality. It is a very important think to me in real life, and i really did get disappointed when i found out that online it is a bit different..
• Pakistan
28 Apr 07
Yes, you totally said right, my friend. The example of this thing can even be took from around here, like if you post 100 one liner's or two and the next day you give 1 post but of total quality. Then, you'll see the difference. Such as, for the first 100 posts you might have earned some cents but with just one quality post you made over 2-3 cents and that's quality. So, why burn your fuel and the blood to lose what you might never get. ;)
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