(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is from our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos recently announced a partnership with SuccessFactors to bring HCM cloud solutions to small and midsize businesses. You can check out the details here. Enjoy the post!)
Sometimes the activities we can do the fastest aren’t the ones we should do first.
I’ve been caught by this many times. I see something that will only take five minutes, so I decide to get it off my desk. Then another one. Before I know it, I’ve done a whole bunch of little things…but the important item is still on my desk.
Being able to establish priorities is important – more than it’s ever been. When we’re faced with a long list of to-do’s, we have to know which ones to tackle first. Today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos is a reminder that priorities matter.
This cartoon also reminded me how having a good Wi-Fi signal can be a priority at times.
But seriously, technology helps us accomplish many things. If we can check something off our list in five minutes, then yes – it might make sense to go ahead and make that happen. But there are times when establishing priorities is critical and those 5-minute tasks should be postponed.
Knowing your priorities and setting them wisely can increase productivity.0