Most time management pundits advocate using an 80/20 approach to managing tasks and time. Here is why – sometimes – they couldn’t be more wrong.
Earlier this week, I made a mistake. In my haste to get an e-mail out the door, I misspelled someone’s name. Have you ever done that ? Come on – you know you have. Or maybe you haven’t misspelled it, but you called someone by the wrong name in a conversation. Or put Mr. instead of Mrs.
So I spent an hour carefully crafting a single e-mail to send out to a few people. Agonizing over which words to use, what particular messages I wanted to get across, what tone of voice would be most suitable.
And then I got one of their names wrong. Ouch.