How to make sure that you are always working on important tasks
Read why you should not use "time" as prioritization key, and how you make sure that you are always working on what is most important.
If you have been involved in prioritizing, you may have experienced using "time" as a prioritization key. That is, one prioritizes by laying out a plan where the most important things are done first and the least important ones last. It makes really good sense to work on the most important thing first. However, it does not make as much sense to have a plan where we have decided that in a long time we will do something that is not important.
Sometimes we do it so as not to forget things, but for whatever reason, it can have some negative effects:
A very long plan or to-do list can give us a feeling of constantly being behind - or that there is a very long way to go.
In addition, it can be a hindrance to initiative and creativity, as the next long period of time is already filled up with work.
Finally, it is not very motivating to look into tasks that seem less and less important.
If you want to make room for initiative and be able to act on the opportunities that arise along the way, do not "lock the text" and put everything on a timeline.
Instead, make sure that you are working on what is most important at all times. You can do this by parking everything you are not currently working on in a job or idea bank. Here you can continuously pick the tasks that create the most value and that have the highest feasibility based on the current resources. This ensures that you are constantly working efficiently on what will most likely give the most benefits. In addition, the method ensures that you never overlook a golden opportunity - no matter when it arose.
With Benelizer® Cloud, you get a simple and automatic solution, where all the possibilities are continuously assessed on relevant criteria by the relevant people.
You can also learn more about the method in one of our Master Classes.