December 5, 2013
How many times have you sent that same email, answered the same question, or resolved the same problem, over and over again? These small tasks can pile up quickly in our day to day work and addressing them takes time away from more productive or fulfilling projects. While you’re checking these items off your to-do list, take a moment to look at the bigger picture:
- How can I troubleshoot this problem in the future?
- How can I make this process more efficient?
- Have I addressed most anticipated questions or concerns before moving forward?
Quick, constant assessments of tasks save time and energy in the long run and allow you to focus on more important projects. Don’t be satisfied with the status quo, instead, challenge yourself. As Thomas Edison said: “there’s a better way to do it… find it.”