One of the prioritization frameworks a lot of the leaders and professionals I work with utilize is Covey's Urgent and Important Matrix.
As you think about your work this month - What tasks are Urgent? These are the tasks that HAVE to get done, at least from the perspective of yourself, your boss, customers or other key stakeholders. These are often known as the FIRES.
Which of your tasks are important? Important tasks are key to longer term business sustainability, customer and team satisfaction and growth. Consider which of these important tasks are URGENT and which ones aren't. Tasks which are important and urgent may be key meetings for you attend for your boss, crises/accidents/incidents, and things that really do need attention and can't wait,, at least without a significant business impact.
Covey asserts we should spend our time in what he calls Quadrant two or those areas which are important and are not urgent. Important and not urgent issues are things like building relationships, planning, team development time. OLver time these fundamental important and not urgent build our base.
If we spend our time always working on important and URGENT issues (the fires) we may find that we burn out, or even worse, not be addressing important issues.
You can read more about Covey's Urgent Important matrix online. As an activity, you and/or your team may want to consider all activities in the urgent/important matrix.
With best wishes,
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