Why prioritization in terms of what is most valuable is more effective

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“I’m buried in tasks! What should be my priority?” If prioritization is a struggle for you, I’d love to share a helpful tip!

I’m here in this beautiful auditorium, in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. I just finished speaking about” The Myth of Multitasking” to Rowen University.

Rowan is a public research and medical campus. They’re training the doctors of the future. Can you imagine the temptation to switchtask in a doctor’s office? This is why they brought me in to share proven tactics to increase focus and productivity.

One step to successful focus is prioritizing in terms of what is most valuable. Maybe you’re familiar with the Eisenhower Matrix? It’s the method of prioritizing in terms of what is urgent and important. I used that matrix in the past, but not anymore.

In today’s world, we are flooded with opportunities and distractions. This information overload requires less of a slow decision-making system and more of an automatic “filtration” system. I call this the Time Value Prioritization funnel—or TVP if you’re acronymically inclined.

TVP is about PRE-prioritizing tasks based upon most valuable to your career and your life. For example, the training and development of team members are most valuable to leaders.  Therefore, they should build systems to filter out and reduce activities that don’t serve those purposes.

Think about the upcoming workweek. What activities will hold the most value? Then, answer this question: What can you do to reduce the attention spent on less valuable things? I’d love to hear your thoughts

Looking to improve productivity and time management at your office? Learn more about Dave as a keynote speaker at DaveCrenshaw.com/speaker.

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