It’s really ironic that with the advancement of technology at our disposal, the loads of information available to us with a click of a button, the scheduling applications and lectures we have listened to over the years, TIME IS STILL NOT ENOUGH.
You know why? because everything you knew about time management is wrong! (or at least obsolete).
Time Management can be defined as the ability to use one’s time effectively and productively – especially at work. In other words, if you are not productive or effective at work, YOU ARE WASTING TIME!
Before now, the understanding of time management was really built on a concept consisting of two determinants – Urgency & Importance. Most people rely on this to make decision. We ask questions like;
- What is the most important thing on my to-do list today?
- What activity demands my immediate attention?
Today, this no longer suffices in decision-making, there is a new determinant which has always been interwoven between Urgency & Importance which must now stand alone for consideration. Urgency, Importance & Significance.
- Urgency; How SOON does something matter?
- Importance; How MUCH does something matter?
- Significance; How LONG is it going to matter?
These pointers help reduce workload and funnel out all irrelevant yet pressing activities that stress us.
Simply applying this to our daily decision-making will impact our individual output tremendously, don’t just read it, TRY IT!