Basic Prioritization Skills Within the Work Environment are Lacking These Days

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Basic Prioritization Skills Within the Work Environment are Lacking These Days
Shan Cade
Computer and IT technology appear to have affected the "basic office skills" of workers these days.
I have been taken by surprise often lately at how little "managers" and staff know about the benefits of having good basic admin skills.
It appears that companies have spoofed their staff members so much by issuing such in depth SOPs, etc, that they no longer need to think and this results in lack of skills like "prioritising and organising" ones daily job!
Workers are lost, they do not use the reminder systems available on their computers, they do not use the task schedule facilities available and they cannot even prioritise emails for follow-up.
The odd ones that do prioritise emails for instance, then forget to do exactly that - follow-up or they have given every email the same follow-up category like "tomorrow" and of course get swamped each day with all these emails that don't need looking at each day.
If workers cannot start the day by looking at the work that needs to be done, placing it in some kind of order, do the basics like email management as they go along and successfully manage tasks - what kind of a work environment is it going to be in the next decade?

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Francielle Nunes, Entrepreneur, Brazil, Member
I agree with Shan Cade's observations. Some basic prioritization skills have been embedded within the work environment. What might be happening as a r...Sign up

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Mark Josiah S. Pillejera, Manager, Philippines, Member
I agree with Shan's and Francielle's comment. because of this, I ask my team members to each day first put on paper their plan for the day. In order o...Sign up

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Darryl Lynn Jones
Basic prioritization skills must become a primary professional development focus amid all bureaucracies lest inefficiency exacerbates. Consider introd...Sign up

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Nji Mathias Bohkum, Accountant, Member
I totally agree with Shan Cade on her views vis--vis basic prioritization skills. I equally feel that workers need to prioritize their tasks on a dai...Sign up

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Myk Rushton, New Zealand, Member
I do not think that it is the lack of skills, such skills are needed in life not just business. The chief culprit evildoer (Editor: ~evildoer) in the ...Sign up

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Darryl Lynn Jones
Social media prioritization over fundamental workplace functions is an addiction. It must be dealt with as such through skill acquisition.
Lack o...Sign up

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K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
While I agree that prioritization is required in work environment, it's no use to lament or mourn about it.
A manager as a leader has a responsib...Sign up

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Nash, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
I too agree. Employees can become paralysed by the number of emails that they need to respond to - I recently found a member of staff had 4000 emails ...Sign up

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Om P Nirola, Consultant, Bhutan, Member
Shan has brought out an interesting topic. I have seen that young professionals feel overwhelmed, simply because they are not able to plan and priori...Sign up

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Myk Rushton, New Zealand, Member
@Nash et al. One single user had over 28000 emails with 4000 unread in outlook inbox no sub folders/no filing. It cam...Sign up

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Zoniaina, Coach, Madagascar, Member
I totally agree, all employees should learn how to optimize their performance using tools.
This is not only valid for complex business software (...Sign up


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