The first step in creating ridiculously easy time management is to learn the new “time management dance steps.” In other words, recognize and embrace the simple but significant differences in the new time paradigm. Read More >
Here are some old ways of operating as compared to the new ways. Making these adjustments will help you be more comfortable with chaos.
Old way: Balance meant equal amounts of time spent on work and personal life.
New way: Balance is maintaining equilibrium in a sea of change.
Old way: Emphasis on multi-tasking.
New way: Emphasis on alternate-tasking, alternating work and personal life activities around the clock in a way in which both can be fully experienced.
Old way: Work is a marathon with long, hard hours and inadequate recovery time.
New way: Work is a series of sprints with adequate recovery time. (Source: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.)
Old way: After-hours accessibility was limited.
New way: All-hours accessibility is becoming standard with technology.
Old way: Daily schedules and plans were fixed.
New way: Daily schedules and plans are fluid and flexible.
Old way: Work could be caught up and finished.
New way: Work is continuously processed but seldom finished.
Old way: One time management tool provided a complete system.
New way: Multiple tools are combined to provide a complete system.
Old way: Activities were arranged primarily based upon the clock.
New way: Activities arranged primarily based upon necessity, practicality, efficiency, and spontaneity. In other words, doing activities when they make sense, rather than based on what time it is.
Old way: Performance is judged by the number of hours one puts in at the office.
New way: Performance is judged on the basis of productivity.