How Many Minutes?


Should you take the time to set up a good process?

Whenever you think “If only…” with regard to your work, you have an opportunity. Consider it from an economic perspective:
  1. How many minutes would that “if only” save you each time it occurs?
  2. How many times per month does it occur?
  3. Multiply the answer to #1 by the answer to #2.
  4. Now consider, how much time would be involved in putting the “if only” in place? (in minutes)
  5. Divide the answer to #4 by the answer to #3. The answer is the number of months it would take for the time investment to pay off.

If your answer is 3 or less, you should consider making the change immediately. If the answer is between 3 and 12, it’s a worthwhile investment of your time. If your answer is greater than 12 months, perhaps what you’re doing now isn’t so bad, but there’s still an improvement opportunity.

A good process is a beautiful thing if designed right.
  • It takes the think-work out of more routine tasks.
  • It helps ensure quality.
  • It also makes it far easier to delegate to others.

So, if you could save yourself an extra hour or two each week, what would you do with it?


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Write the Introduction to Your First Newsletter

Introducing Your Very First Issue

Why and How to Do a Wrap-up Article

Knowing When to Go

10 Most Read Blog Posts from 2018

Being Sneaky About Email

Content Template - What I Learned

How to Pay an Invoice through PayPal WITHOUT Using a PayPal Account

Doing What You Can Actually Accomplish Trumps Perfection

Prioritizing Made Easier