By Harvard Business Review

ISBN-10: 142218711X

ISBN-13: 9781422187111

IS YOUR WORKLOAD SLOWING YOU—AND YOUR CAREER—DOWN?

Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed since you have an excessive amount of to do yet don’t understand the place to begin. Your to-do record by no means turns out to get any shorter. you permit paintings exhausted yet have little to teach for it.

It’s time to profit the best way to get the right paintings done.

In the HBR advisor to Getting the suitable paintings Done, you’ll observe the best way to concentration it slow and effort the place they're going to yield the best present. not just will you finish on a daily basis understanding you made progress—your stronger productiveness also will set you except the pack.

Whether you’re a brand new expert or an skilled one, this advisor may also help you:

• Prioritize and remain focused
• paintings much less yet accomplish more
• cease undesirable conduct and increase stable ones
• holiday overwhelming tasks into practicable pieces
• overcome e mail overload
• Write to-do lists that actually work

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Do I have enough information? If the request fails the test—if the answer to any one of these questions is “no”—then don’t do it. Pass it to someone else (the right person), schedule it for another time (the right time), or wait until you have the information you need (either you or someone else needs to get it). Sometimes it’s impossible or inappropriate to wall yourself off completely. For example, what if your boss is the person who interrupts you? Or what if you’re on vacation and an important client reaches out with a timesensitive and crucial question?

Great! So Tony will write down “Mom,” signifying that he has to decide whether to get his mother a birthday present, and what to buy, and how to deliver it. He’ll resist looking at the list, because he knows there’s a lot of work in that simple notation. ” Oh, look—I can do that! There’s actually a part of us that loves to produce, that loves to be complete. Now I’ve created motivation: I see a desired result, I have the confidence I can get there, and I see the path. A lot of what GTD does is set it up so that you only have to think about things once.

And different people have different priorities. org on April 1, 2010. indb 39 7/16/12 2:28 PM Prioritize Your Work spective on an issue that’s critical to him but not to you. Still, if he’s a colleague, it’s important to help. And often, we want to help. On the other hand, we’ve all felt Nate’s pain: How can we spend time where we add the most value and let go of the rest? We need a way to quickly and confidently identify and reduce our extraneous commitments, to know for sure whether we need to deal with something or delegate it, and to manage our desire to be available to others.

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