“We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching leaders what to stop. Half the leaders I have met don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop” -Peter Drucker
I am always keen to check things out when I hear of a new app, gadget, software, or website offering new or alternative services relevant to my work and my clients. However technology and all its novelties can be addictive. New technology is introduced every day, often with the promise of saving us time, but this doesn’t always happen. In fact, we find ourselves distracted by it and it can have a negative impact on our productivity.
When measuring your current technology usage, it is a good idea to apply the Pareto principle – what are the things you spend 20% of your time on that create 80% value and could you delegate or stop doing the remaining 80% of things you do?
LET’S CREATE YOUR TECHNOLOGY ‘STOP DOING’ LIST
The longer we spend on non-essential activities, the more time we waste and the less productive we become. Here are some of the tech activities you might want to stop doing and have someone do for you, to increase your productivity.
What are the things you can stop doing today and delegate to someone else, so you can start working fewer hours and get more done? How can you use your newfound free time to benefit your business?