Improving any busy person's effectiveness
Busy people tend to like to do things themselves and can 'spin many plates'. It doesn't always mean they are as effective as they could be, but they perceive it is the best way to get things done. They may have a good reputation for getting stuff done. It is their expertise. Others may advise
- 'Ditch' some stuff - they may not put the same value of some work. Or
- Delegate to others - that requires a long term investment so not feel doable
With 1:1 coaching, the aim is to avoid a hamster wheel scenario where you
- lose sight of your own needs
- are too much 'in your stuff' rather than 'objectifying your stuff'
Let's review the purpose of all effort. This is essential in the current complex workplace where we are being increasingly asked to do more with less, and perhaps even to take a more experimental approach.
Getting you started ....
Need help with where all your time goes? Try this questionnaire
Then plan your week to embed more structure
Then record your actual time with Timesum that is designed to experiment with the types of work that need to be tracked, so you can easily change the task types you're recording time for. A few experiments will help you see whether high level or detail makes more sense.
Warning: this is a rough and ready tool for rough and ready experimenting!