In 1897, Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist noticed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population.
This same principle can be applied to many walks of life.
80% of a team’s goals are scored by 20% of the players.
80% of a city’s traffic is on 20% of its roads.
It can also be applied in your school.
80% of poor behaviour comes from 20% of pupils.
80% of complaints come from 20% of parents.
80% of the best lessons are taught by 20% of teachers.
Here’s an interesting one:
80% of positivity comes from 20% of your staff.
Now, we can apply the 80/20 principle to itself.
So we take 80% of 80 and 20% of 20 and end up with the 64/4 principle.
In short, 64% of your highest levels of positivity comes from 4% of your staff.
We need to seek out these people and try to get more of them into our schools.