Senior facilitator Peter Morris, talks about effectiveness, efficiency and resilience during lockdown … and more generally.
Being in lockdown, I’ve thought a lot about being effective, efficient and resilient.
Perhaps because temptation is great and no clear light burns at the end of the tunnel.
Working from home has meant that the barriers between work and other parts of my life are more blurred. I actually have more time on my hands because I do not have to travel to work, though sometimes I feel that I get distracted with other stuff.
And during lockdown the imperative remains to be effective, efficient, resilient and consistent.
Being effective is about doing the right things. If you work in a company or government agency, what is ‘right’ might be spelt out in corporate plans and annual reports. Your manager can also give insight into the most important things to be working on.
I like to define and focus on what is important to me. My ‘to do’ list is broken into the categories I have defined as important.
Being efficient is about doing things right; making the most of your time. There are a range of tools and techniques for being productive:
When I thought about being resilient in lockdown it’s clear that the basics remain the same even if application is different. Let me share some examples:
Finally – and this is important – we need to recognise that all of us are under pressure. We need to be gentle with ourselves and others because all of us are yet not perfect!