Friday, 31 October 2008

Good interruptions

Do you ever have those moments when you catch yourself going through the motions?

Do you ever realise that sometimes you have done a days work and you don't quite know where the time has gone to?

One of the hardest habits to form is the ability to stop what you are doing, before you are doing it, to work out the best use of your efforts.

When we get a plan we have done the hard thinking work - haven't we?

From observation and personal experience it is obvious how strong the pull to get on and do the work is compared to stopping and spending just a few minutes to ask questions like:

 - what are the objectives that I need to achieve?

 - what is the best approach to achieving the objectives?

Just stopping and thinking about the work at hand can have a significant impact on the performance. It's worth a try. Doing it consistently however is another challenge!

Smartspeed Consulting Limited
'For When Results Matter'

C'mon! Just write the SOP!