In our hectic modern world it is essential that you prioritise your daily tasks. Here are four tried and tested methods employed by successful businesses.
• ABC Method. Divide your tasks into three levels of importance, A, B and C. Then prioritise within each category 1, 2 and 3. Start with job A1, then complete A2 and work through to C3
• Eisenhower method. President Eisenhower summarised his theory as “what is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” The Eisenhower Method divides tasks into four categories; important & urgent, important but not urgent, urgent but not important and not urgent and not important. Do the important & urgent and important but not urgent tasks first.
• Pareto Analysis. Also known as the 80:20 rule, the Pareto principle is important in business. It theorises 20% of your clients generate 80% of your business. Similarly, 20% of your business efforts produce 80% of your income. In other words, Pareto analysis shows that 20% of work generates the greatest return.
• POSEC Method. POSEC is an acronym standing for Prioritising by Organising, Streamlining, Economising and Contributing. Organise your tasks in order of Priority. Streamline by delegating tasks to others. The Economising comes when you draw up personal wish lists of things you enjoy doing or things that should be done. Contributing refers to giving something back to your community and paying attention to complaints from your staff and clients.
Of course you should always prioritise contacting me as A1 – call me now on 01452 534860!