Four methods of task management.

“You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”

Alvin Toffler

Greetings, I am Jerry Garrett, and I have returned with another insightful course for this week. Today, we shall discuss the four methods of completion, a topic I acquired during my MBA studies. These methods are completion, deletion, delegation, and deferment.

Firstly, let us examine completion. This method entails actually doing the task, working on it until it is finished. Simple enough. Next is deletion, which involves entirely eliminating a task. This method proves effective for unimportant or unnecessary tasks.

Now let us turn our attention to delegation – assigning the task to someone else. Delegation is an efficient approach when the other person can perform the task at least 80% as well as you can. Lastly, we have deferment, which means postponing a task for later. This method is suitable for non-critical tasks that are not time-sensitive.

Completion is often the primary method that comes to mind when tackling a to-do list. However, it need not be the only way to address tasks. Deletion allows you to remove unimportant tasks without guilt, while delegation requires someone else to whom you can entrust the task – often found in companies with employees at their disposal.

Deferment helps prevent being overwhelmed by numerous tasks simultaneously. As mentioned in last week’s discussion on mono-idealism, focusing your attention and energy on essential tasks proves beneficial.

Read the original one from Josh Kaufman here:

By employing all four methods when crafting your to-do list, you will accomplish more than you ever imagined possible. Thank you for joining me this week – I look forward to our next session together.

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