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Good post on time management

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Interesting point: time management is related to clutter. Good post, with useful links.

Written by Leisureguy

7 November 2007 at 9:40 am

Posted in Daily life

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  1. It seems the methodology leads to good, lasting habit. And I would venture to say that to capture activities that consume most of time, then, at a late date, to do some analysis would also help to measure effectiveness (it would seem to be a step above GTD (Get Thing Done).

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    Time Management

    8 November 2007 at 6:36 am

  2. I agree: the evaluation step—post-action analysis, lessons learned—is essential in creating on-going improvements. The book Decision Traps, which I have blogged about before, suggests that one of the best ways to improve the quality of one’s decision-making is to ensure that there’s a review after the effects of the decision are known. And to make the review meaningful, one keeps a “Decision Diary,” recording at the time of the decision what was known, what was assumed, what the decision was, why it was made, the outcomes that were expected, and so on. Then, in the decision review later (perhaps as much as a year later), one can turn to the diary and understand how the decision went wrong (or right): what should be improved, what should be incorporated as standard practice, etc.

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    LeisureGuy

    8 November 2007 at 6:43 am


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