Every single one of us is created equal with the simple fact that we have responsibilities, of course some more than others. However, not all those tasks are created equal. The truth is if we don't realize this, we can get derailed from finishing what is most important.
The reason that task management is so important in relation to setting proper priorities is when things change, things come up, or emergencies arise (it is just a matter of when), you can quickly identify a new or changed priority and put it into your mix of tasks.
A very useful method that I have found is the A, B, C, D, E method in order to identify the importance of tasks. An A task is a top priority task that needs to be done today or in the next 24 hours. A B task is a task that needs to be done between two days and the next week. A C task has the priority between one week and one month. D, however...
As a human I have learned that change is the only constant and the most consistent agent we have in life. As Arthur Schopenhauer said, 'Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.'
However, as a coach I have learned that people are not consistent in their goals or keeping up with their need/desire for change. In my observations, the struggle is whether we conform to the pressure around us or do we take center stage for the story of our life and determine for ourselves what change will look like?‘When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.’
Of course there are several stages for change, and most common are the personal stage and the organizational stage. Both seem to have their difficulties as well as alignments of skills. Regardless of the stage you set your foot on to live your change, the steps are similar, typical and exchangeable. Richard Beckhard
and David Gleicher
, later refined by Kathie Dannemiller coined the term, "Formula for Change
" which is sometimes called Gleicher's Formula
. This formula compares the success of change programs to the relative strengths affecting that change. It is as follows:
D x V x F x CL > R
There are four factors that are needed for change, whether for the individual or organization. These factors are: