This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share their secrets to being more productive. See all their #productivityhacks here.
My best productivity hack involves adapting a strategy model to personal time management. The model is called the Core/Context Model, and like most good things in consulting, it lends itself to a 2X2 matrix:
The goal of this model in a strategy session is to prioritize the allocation of scarce resources, with the following priorities:
To check if this is true, do a core/context analysis on the last thirty days in your personal calendar. Look at every meeting or activity you were involved in and ask yourself, was this something that allowed me to deliver differentiated value and/or grow my experience and capabilities, or was it something I had to get done to just do my job? Then ask, was it mission-critical to my company that I get this done and done properly, or was it just something I felt—or someone else felt—should just do? Sum up the amount of time in each quadrant to create your own resource allocation profile.
OK, now here come three key productivity hacks:
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