In a previous post, we talked about how you can make time zones your friend, to power you through a busy day. Today, let’s talk about the subtle art of learning to prioritize.
As you know, not every task has been created equal. You can roughly split them up into two groups: the Important ones and Urgent ones.
If you’re in a bind and cannot figure out whether you should be resolving the translation error that is preventing customers from being able to complete the online purchase process or sorting out the TM which had incorrect terminology introduced 12 months ago, there are a few questions you can ask yourself in order to determine whether a task is urgent or important, (preferably before such problems occur):
To help you get you out of a tough spot, draw your own prioritization matrix. It could look something like this:
If you’re constantly finding yourself in P1, then something about your company’s workflow or the way you go about your day is definitely not right.
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