This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
"Given certain . . . constraints in my communications with my immediate superiors at work, I need to find some way to bring this little bit of wisdom to their attention.
"On the other hand, the probable response would be "It's got too many words.""
Far be it for me to prevent my message from being shared due to my verbosity. Hence...the "fewer words" version...
1. Trying to put 10 pounds of projects through a 5 pound pipeline. 2. Expecting perfection. 3. Mistaking 1+1 for 2. 4. Forgetting something. 5. Micro-managing trees while the forest burns. 6. Creating a Parkinson's Law environment. 7. Not using "good enough" resources. 8. Over-using great resources. 9. Working the wrong project. 10. Multi-tasking, multi-tasking, multi-tasking, multi-tasking, and multi-tasking. (Use as few as necessary to be read.)
If that's still "too many words," just give your attention deficit management numbers 1., 3., 6., 9., and 10., or any other combination that sounds familiar to you.
And be assured that Critical Chain-based project management can help deal with all of them.
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