Are you firefighting and multitasking to stay on top of your work? Are you wondering how to establish clear, correct and common priorities in your existing projects and across the organization? This week we explore prioritizing work! Topics covered include: Urgent vs. important work; How multitasking damages your brain; and, How to increase project velocity through focusing on the right work, at the right time.
Deconstructing Urgent vs. Important, by Seth Godin
In this blog post, Seth Godin explores the concept of urgent vs. important work and if you take care of important things, the urgent things don't show up as often. Seth maintains the opposite is never true.
Multitasking Damages Your Brain and Your Career, New Studies Suggest, by Travis Bradberry
Without clear priorities we tend to multitask. However in this article, Travis Bradberry points to new studies that show multitasking not only hurts your performance, but can actually damage your brain.
Lean Project Management and Visual Work Management, by Eric Graves
In this Series of Posts, Eric Graves explores Lean Project Management principles that increase project velocity. In Part 7 he focuses specifically on the cost of multitasking and how to establish clear, common, and correct priorities to improve team morale and increase velocity.
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