Priority Setting - Working on the Right Things: Strategies from Productivity Experts on How to Set Goals and Get the Right Things Done
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Publisher: www.CalahanSolutions.com (December 1, 2010)
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You can be busy all day and still have gotten nothing done.
Today, it is more important than ever to make sure that the things we choose to spend our time on are the right things.
We know that the 80/20 rule applies in most life situations. So, let’s look at how that applies to your time. Consider this, if you have a to-do list with twenty items on it, then four of those tasks will be worth more than the other sixteen combined.
As Brian Tracy explains, “This means that each of those tasks will be worth at least 5 times more, or will give you a 500 percent return on time invested over doing any of the other tasks on your list, which are of low or no value.”
It is more important than ever to make sure that the things we choose to spend our time on are the right things. It is important to decide “what” is to be done first. Only after that decision is made should we figure out the “how” and “when”.
In today’s fast paced, information rich, do it now, society setting priorities becomes even more important. According to Basex’s latest research, Information Overload costs the U.S. economy a minimum of $900 billion per year in lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation.
When you consider your system for setting priorities, focus on doing the right things, rather than simply doing things right.
* Are you in charge of leading your business or department?
* Do you have a large list of abandoned projects all sitting at various levels of incompleteness?
* Do you have a list of projects that do not reflect your best work?
* Do you struggle with figuring out how to focus your time and energy and work on what is truly important?
* Is personal productivity important to you?
If so, you'll want to closely examine what's on these pages. I reached out to my contacts from around the globe and asked them to share their favorite priority setting tips and tricks to help YOU be successful.
Just because an opportunity comes your way does not mean it is something that you should spend time on. Making sure the right things make it onto your list and the wrong things never get put there in the first place is key.
Get yourself on the track to better productivity by seeing these 40+ tips.
Listen to what others have said:
"GREAT report! Load of awesome information here. Lots of "gold nuggets". Thanks for taking the time to compile the report, and it is going to help A LOT of people become more prioritized to get more done!" ~ Laura Aridgides, Ph.D.
"You raise some insightful questions on setting priorities." ~ Jacqueline Jimenez
"Many great tips from a great variety of contributors. Thanks for putting it together!" ~ Lori Vande Krol