To be a Good Leader, Organizational skill is a must. It would like to explain it with an anecdote related to Lal Bahadur Shastri’s life. Shastri ji would normally not forget what he needed to do during the course of the day. He had not any degree or any formal education of management. But he had great skill to organizing himself and his work schedule.
Shastri ji would keep noting down various issues and points on small slips of paper which he would carry in the pocket .Before going to bed he used to take out those slips and put a tick mark on those which he had done during the day. He used to note down the unattended issues/work on a fresh slip for following up the coming day. This way he ensured that he did not forget what was necessary and what required action. Generally we did not write our works to be done in this way, resulting in not to set work priority.
This anecdote proves that if one does not have any formal education or training in management to know about the little tool that can increase efficiency.
We are just talking about a small tool – Making Things to Do list. This list can be made by anyone. If you have such list no work will skip out.
Benefits of Things to do list
- Increases efficiency
- Make us more professional
- Helps us to prioritize our tasks.
This habit of writing tasks down on a paper ensures that we do not leave things to memory and have before us a written list of all communication made. So, start making things to do list and you will see the result only in one week. Small change but big gain.
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