As the article suggests, key issue with time management is keep track of things that need to be done. A lot of people end up wasting time or not getting things done not because they are struggling with time management but because it is just too hard to track all that needs to get done. Despite all the innovation in information technology, calendars and to-do-lists are tedious and unintuitive for most people to use. Over 2B people use email but a tiny fraction use calendars and to-do-lists. For example, lot of things we need to get done come through email and get buried under other email – e.g. a meeting request, spouse’s reminder. Or they may pop in our heads at a random times. It is not convenient to pull out a calendar or to-do-list to put it on there. Just the # of clicks it takes to enter an appointment is arduous.
It is much more natural to “tell” it to someone to get reminded about it – e.g. text it, send an email. Probably, why busy (and rich) people hire personal assistants. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t that rich but as Drucker points out, are having to deal with the same executive’s challenge.
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