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Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Time and Choice -- Interesting. Right after I finish a piece triggered by one "incipient thought," another one that ties right in with the question of priority pops up from Laurent Bossavit...
"It is tempting to consider that 'I have no time for X' always means 'I prefer to do Y rather than X in the relevant time period', suggesting that the person in question does not in fact expect that X is more worthwhile than Y, or for some reasons feels bad about doing X. Even when they say they would do X if they had the time."
It's not only something to consider. It's the way it is. Unless an organization is working with good information to guide choices or preferences on what to do with one's time -- a clear sense of priority -- those choices will be made on the ground, and might not be in alignment with what is important for the larger system or organization. Management and leadership is all about assuring that alignment.
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