Saturday, October 23, 2021

Giving Up: Use the Eisenhower Matrix to Prioritize Tasks and Be More Productive


This was another gem I picked up at the Midwest/MC-MLA 2021 Virtual Conference.  One of the Librarians talked about the importance of giving up some of the things we do ...  I know this was a hard lesson to learn in my own medical library, esp. when you're reeling from down-sizing and struggling to figure out how you'll get it all done without sufficient staff.  Enter this nifty little prioritization tool ...

Feeling overwhelmed with too much to do, and no time to accomplish all of it?

The Eisenhower Matrix helps prioritize your time for the tasks that matter most, and justifies giving up the things that don't matter so much.  Read more at Slab ...

It seems that everyone you talk to is working short-staffed these days. Let me be the one to say it: You cannot do the same amount of work 4 people were doing separately.  It's just not possible, so prioritize the work according to what's most important, think about what can be delegated, and think about what you can give up.  

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