How often have you wondered where to focus your attention and
How do you make sure that what you are doing is consistent with
How do you and your colleagues coordinate and align on the work
to be done?
Technology for Accomplishment
effectiveness begins with clarity on the results you are after.
This allows you to focus your resources on achieving them. We are
all most effective when we work inside a bigger picture.
key technology for success is creating and working from yearly,
monthly and weekly priorities for individuals and for your team,
department and/or organization.
"priority" we don’t mean "the latest emergency."
A priority is the most leveraged action this week or this month
that will lead to delivering on a long-term accomplishment. Note
this is not the same as a “to do” list. Priorities require
thinking about the most important actions to take and how you will
measure real accomplishment.
are most effective when (a) they have been formulated with specific
reference to year-long (or longer) objectives, and (b) they are
clearly understood and the product of a consensus among all personnel
involved in their fulfillment.
of working from priorities
advantages of working from priorities include:
Providing a method and a structure for generating department-wide
(or company or group) priorities and fostering department-wide
support for their completion,
Providing a framework for individuals to identify their priorities
inside a shared understanding about the results to be produced
and who is accountable for them,
Monitoring the status of individual projects on a weekly and monthly
basis and providing feedback for employee performance evaluation,
Encouraging focus, fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment and
satisfaction on an individual and department-wide basis.