Last week we talked about productivity. This week, I came across an article that is related. This article talks specifically about being productive in create tasks, but I think it has applications beyond that.
The basic premise of the article is that when we give our time to small tasks (like sorting through our email inbox), we get the (false) feeling that we are accomplishing a lot, which then makes us less motivated to accomplish significant tasks. So, we can choose to either throw our energy into several hour long tasks, or we can choose to throw our energy into one long-term task.
There’s some other good insights into the article. Read it here:
What about you? How do you manage small tasks along side big tasks?
As leaders, how do we balance getting things done with more long term projects of developing others, etc.?