Start your review of Organise Yourself Write a review Shelves: organization My goal in reading this book was to find ways to organize my life in both personal and work dimensions, but the real emphasis was on the personal dimension. To that end, the first half of this book was immensely helpful to me, and will be just as helpful to those who take the time to complete the activities and to honestly answer the questions that Caunt asks us to ask ourselves. Having said that, the second half is where the book fell apart for me, mainly because the scenarios and advice it My goal in reading this book was to find ways to organize my life in both personal and work dimensions, but the real emphasis was on the personal dimension. Having said that, the second half is where the book fell apart for me, mainly because the scenarios and advice it presented were more heavily and understandably geared towards workplace situations as opposed to general life situations. Also, the technological advice was meant to speak to both complete computer novices as well as people well-versed in computers, but it ended up being too basic and simplistic for me as someone who works on the computer all of the time.
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Not urgent and not important But, how do you decide which task fits where? Well, you need to get honest with yourself and assess both your work and personal life , as well as your values. What do you consider important? Do not let the urgency of your work-related project, keep you away from attending that family celebration , which holds greater importance in the long run.
You just need to stop procrastinating and start to manage your time efficiently. To manage your time better, first, notice where you spend most of your hours. You will be surprised at how many hours you spend idly.
Apart from that, also track the time you spend going to meetings, doing your work, answering to e-mails et cetera. Thankfully, you have a vast number of applications available, which can help you track and organize your time. Use the tools that technology offers you, and create a full schedule and a to-do list, in which you will list even the seemingly unimportant tasks like making routine phone calls.
Such mundane, routine tasks can take up an immense amount of time, and fuel your procrastination if you fail to organize them well. We are all procrastinators in nature but do not put off work even if you feel that you do not have all the information at the moment. Furthermore, do not leave the hardest tasks for the end — instead, do them first, since pushing them to the end of your list is another form of procrastination.
Lastly, make sure that you prioritize the information that reaches you according to its usefulness. The data which is not necessary for doing your job is not of priority so that you can push it for later assessment. Do not be a perfectionist and do not get trapped in the notion that you can do the job only if you have better information. Accept that you cannot get all the information at once, and start working as soon as you obtain the essential pieces of data. Steps to Follow When Delegating Responsibility 2.
However, never delegate a core piece of work. Find the right person for the job. Explain in detail what you expect the other person to do. Be clear and set simple goals. Describe the benefits the other person will get by working on the job. Once you are sure that you have explained everything, let the other person do the job. Break the project down into smaller, manageable tasks. Coordinate vital aspects of the project with the people involved. Monitor progress. Review the final project, and assess whether it needs improvement.
Find alternative approaches. Reduce your options according to their probability of success. Make a choice and communicate it to others. Like this summary? Click To Tweet An important matter which has been left unattended for several days does not become more important because its deadline is approaching. Click To Tweet There is a great satisfaction boost to be had from completing a task in less than the time you expected it to take.
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