To switch to something new takes time to reinvest your attention
Air traffic controllers take 15-30 min breaks every 2 hours
Context switching depletes your neuro biological resources
When programmers are involved in more projects, time to finish increases rapidly.
Exercise 1: Draw a line
Write multitasking is a thief on top
Write numbers 1 2 3 …. 21 below the line
Stop the timer
Exercise 2 : time again
This time write 1 letter and 1 number like M 1 U 2 … above and below the line.
Any project longer than 90 days, is subject to procrastination
You need business objective for 3-5 years and link it to something tangible.
Toyota uses 4-5 different approach for 10-20 years and employs the most suitable one according to market needs.
hoshin kanri objective matrix
Fortune Magazine found that 80% of Fortune 500 companies use some sort of balanced performance metric approach to their strategy. But it also found that when a company fails, 70% of the time it wasn’t because of bad strategy—it was due to bad execution.
Hoshin planning can help mitigate that risk.
Gaining clarity and focus
Each task has specific attributes:
Your key asset is your customer database
Especially for B2B
Meetings = big company disease
Time blocking for projects and priority task
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