Basic Prioritization Skills Within the Work Environment are Lacking These Days

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Shan Cade, South Africa

Basic Prioritization Skills Within the Work Environment are Lacking These Days

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?


Francielle Nunes
Entrepreneur, Brazil

Basic Prioritization Skills of Employees

I agree with Shan Cade's observations. Some basic prioritization skills have been embedded within th... Sign up

Mark Josiah S. Pillejera
Manager, Philippines

Basic Prioritization by Employees is Important

I agree with Shan's and Francielle's comment. because of this, I ask my team members to each day fir... Sign up

Darryl Lynn Jones, United States

Basic Prioritization Skills and the Motivation to Use It

Basic prioritization skills must become a primary professional development focus amid all bureaucrac... Sign up

Nji Mathias Bohkum

Basic Prioritization by Workers. And Competence

I totally agree with Shan Cade on her views vis--vis basic prioritization skills. I equally feel th... Sign up

Myk Rushton
New Zealand

Prioritisation and Admin Skills

I do not think that it is the lack of skills, such skills are needed in life not just business. The ... Sign up

Darryl Lynn Jones, United States

Basic Prioritization Skills and the Motivation to Use It

Social media prioritization over fundamental workplace functions is an addiction. It must be dealt w... Sign up

K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India

Basic Prioritization Skills

While I agree that prioritization is required in work environment, it's no use to lament or mourn ab... Sign up

Manager, United Kingdom

Basic Prioritisation and Email Dependency

I too agree. Employees can become paralysed by the number of emails that they need to respond to - I... Sign up

Om P Nirola
Consultant, Bhutan

Prioritisation at Work

Shan has brought out an interesting topic. I have seen that young professionals feel overwhelmed, s... Sign up

Myk Rushton
New Zealand

Email Dysfunctionality

@Nash et al. One single user had over 28000 emails with 4000 unread in outlook inbox no sub folders/... Sign up

Coach, Madagascar

Improve Performance with Tools

I totally agree, all employees should learn how to optimize their performance using tools. This is ... Sign up


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