Save time and avoid stress by mastering the Four Ds of Productivity: Do, Delegate, Defer and Delete. Here’s how.
Tackle tasks that require immediate attention and can be completed swiftly
Focus on urgent and important tasks that contribute directly to your goals or have pressing deadlines
Avoid distractions and concentrate solely on completing the task at hand
Identify tasks that can be assigned to others.
Understand your team's strengths and distribute responsibilities accordingly
Ensure clear communication to empower others to contribute and free up your time for critical tasks
Prioritise tasks based on their immediate or long-term impact
Assign a suitable timeline for completing non-urgent, yet important tasks
Regularly review and reassess deferred tasks to avoid neglecting them indefinitely
Evaluate your workload and identify tasks or commitments that no longer serve a purpose or align with your goals
Eliminate unnecessary clutter by letting go of non-essential tasks, projects, or unproductive habits
Create space for activities that truly matter and boost overall productivity and fulfillment
If you think you might find it difficult to implement all four, start with one and build your way up.