Pages

About Me

My photo

I STRIVE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.

Monday, April 14, 2014

FIRST THINGS FIRST

We are often overwhelmed by a long list of tasks.

'First things first' theory exhorts to do important tasks first.
80 20 rule is a potent tool for Management; it envisages that 80% output depends on 20% performance. However, it is important to pinpoint which 20% is significant for getting 80% output.
We procrastinate the things; we dislike and start a trivial task just to rationalize.
Following "First Things First" principle saves us from such predicament.
Make a list of all the tasks, review it regularly & follow the "First Things First" principle for doing the tasks in order of priority. 


PRIORITY OF THINGS MAY BE GIVEN AS UNDER
1. IMPORTANT AND URGENT.
2. IMPORTANT
3. URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT.  


 Avoid the trivial, even if they appear compelling; get rid of their tyranny, do great things.
 Delegate many tasks, to juniors, according to their capability. The art of delegation saves your time and energy for doing those things; your juniors are not competent to do.
Purchasing food items for daily consumption is urgent. One can't afford to starve one's family members. Educating one's children, saving for building a beautiful home as well as for old age is important.
A novice is severely obsessed with the urgent and spares no time for the important. 
The skilled manage critical tasks nicely and also save time and other resources to invest in important long term goals.




No comments:

Post a Comment