3 x 4 = Time management. Here’s how to manage three things: activities, spaces (home, office, desk and the objects within them) and information with four methods: evaluate, simplify, increase effectiveness, and increase efficiency.
Peter Drucker said: “Efficiency is doing the job right. Effectiveness is doing the right job.
- Activities-What do you want to do?
- Space-What do you want to have?
- Information-What do you want to know?
- Activities-Eliminate time wasters. Delegate. Learn how to say no.
- Space-Eliminate things you don’t want.
- Information-Select the best information.
- Activities-Set priorities. Do the most important things first.
- Space-Focus effort on the most important areas.
- Information-Focus on the most important information.
- Activities-Determine peak time. Concentrate. Change habits. Set up systems.
- Space-Organize the things you do want. Use prime space for valued and frequently used items. Keep things near where they are used.
- Information-Organize the information you do want. Set up a file system.