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Proactive work

When clients complain of having too much work to do, and too many distractions getting in the way of them doing the work I ask the following question.

"How much of your activity is spent on pro-active work?"

Many times it is the distractions that turn into big chunks of time that cause the problems and a simple realisation can change this situation.

Does the activity being undertaken help you to get where you are going to?

If the answer is 'no' then let's move on. Find a way to bring the conversation to a close. Find a way to avoid getting dragged into other people's responsibilities.

Find a way to get back onto proactive work.

Smartspeed Consulting Limited
'For When Results Matter'
www.smartspeed.co.uk

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About the author Giles Johnston is a Chartered Engineer who specialises in helping businesses to grow and improve through better business processes. Giles is also the author of Business Process Re-Engineering and creator of the 'Making It Happen' continuous i…