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By Ramiro Rodrigues

 

We are experiencing a great contemporary paradox: In spite of state-of-the-art gadgets and collaborative communication tools, which should be streamlining and facilitating work, we feel increasingly burdened with more responsibilities and response requirements.

 

The clearest side effect is the epidemic feeling that we are always short of what we wish we could have read, produced or done.

 

Of course, the benefits that technology has brought us in recent decades are indisputable. The production of human knowledge has gained stratospheric scale. The world has become "flat"—economies are now deeply integrated, and long distances have been collapsed by hyperconnectivity. But this also means that a good share of the world's population can now compete for the same professional space as you and your company.

 

Perhaps this is why recurring publications about better management of time and its countless functions become the focus of attention for the most attentive visitors to bookstores.

 

When everything is urgent, in fact, nothing is. If everything has the same priority, there is no way for anything to stand out. Perhaps this is the central issue behind the stress so many people feel today. Once the urgency of demands is generalized, it becomes difficult to produce high-quality, timely results.

 

What’s the solution? Planning, planning and ... planning. Only a good deal of planning — structured and strategic — allows corporate and project leadership to stay focused on real priorities and meet the right attention needs of their teams.

 

For the individual, planning is also a personal survival tool for organizing and balancing work, personal and social demands.

Posted by Ramiro Rodrigues on: July 10, 2018 11:24 AM | Permalink

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I don't see the urgency ;-)

Absolutely - "When everything is urgent, in fact, nothing is", though, the irony :)

Thanks, Ramiro.

Planning is top priority!!!!

Caught my attention with that headline ;)

Interesting point

Thanks. That's interesting.

not sure if human beings can ever reach the perfect time management, we have a good quantity of instinct in our DNA, guess we need to accept this limitation even if trying to get the best out of every suggestion on how to plan better.

You make some very good points. I believe Time Management is the key.

Nice article , thanks. Every thing is urgent due to lack of patience.

1. Celebrate the progress you make every day
2. Get your rewards from within

Great: clear and simple. I'll send this article to my boss so he can remember to plan ... Thanks

Thanks for the article.

Beside planning (and following the plan), discipline is an other key.
Discipline to read i.e. mails and answer them only at certain time slots.

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