Never-ending emails and administrative tasks are overwhelming.
Sometimes it feels like the harder you work, the less you accomplish 😖
Do you sometimes wish you had a quick system to get you through the overwhelm roundabout and back onto productive street?
Have you heard of the 'Drop, Delegate, Redesign' system?
In a 2013 Harvard Business Review article “Make Time for the Work that Matters,” they found an average of 41% of workers time was spent on discretionary activities that offer little personal satisfaction. That’s a lot of frustration and lost time! 🕰️️ By applying the below system, they were able to gain an average of 8 hours a week back. Imagine having an extra day to focus on growing your business each week 🙋♀️ 1. Identify Low-Value Tasks – Step back to identify low-value tasks in your daily activities that aren’t that important and/or could be dropped, delegated, or outsourced.
2. Decide Whether to Drop, Delegate, or Redesign – sort your low-value tasks by:Quick kills (things you can stop doing now with no negative effects).Off-load opportunities (tasks that can be delegated with minimal effort).Long-term redesign (work that needs to be restructured or overhauled). 3. Allocate Freed-Up Time – Be strategic and thoughtful about where you’ll reinvest the time you’ve saved. More time with clients, sourcing new products, or focusing on broader issues will provide higher satisfaction and returns.
4. Commit to Your Plan – Making changes won't stick if you are not held accountable.
I used #2
on my to-do list yesterday and found about a quarter of the tasks fitted into 'quick kills' category 🤔I assigned them to a new column on my Trello board to knock out when I want to procrastinate between tasks.
It was satisfying, and I have a great looking week ahead 😉
Give drop, delegate and redesign a try this week and let me know how it works for you.
Wishing you a happy, productive Monday 😊
Quote by Bruce Lee.
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