by Randall CraigFiled in: Blog, Make It Happen Tipsheet, Management, Time managementTagged as: Digital Strategy, Focus
Do you attribute your success to your focus? Many people do – and in the spirit of “small focus – small success / strong focus – great success” many people are focused on… greater focus. But is there a downside?
Consider the following:
Of course, there are strong arguments for focus, but exploring the downside yields some interesting insights:
1) Focus is best with some wiggle room. Building in time for exploration and experimentation means creativity need not be completely sacrificed. Important mid-course corrections can be easily made.
2) Focus is better when there are team goals. It’s far easier to remember your colleagues when you are mutually responsible for your success.
Sadly, Social Media provides one of the biggest workplace challenges: distraction. It is just too tempting to rationalize this time as discovery, competitive intelligence, or R&D, but often it is none of these. Not sure of the value of your Social Media time? Answer these three questions:
Choose one goal that could use more focus, and another that can use less. If you do both, you won’t spend extra time – but you’ll certainly get more value.
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