I noticed yesterday, as I sat staring at my four page to-do list at 4 p.m., that I needed to come up with a plan to work smarter.
Note that I said smarter and not harder. I'm not against working hard, I think working hard is imperative for long-term success. But I already know I work hard, the question is do I work smart?
In an attempt to work smarter and encourage my team to work smarter, I have decided to incorporate a process labeled "chunking" into my workday routine.
(Yes, I actually wrote down the definition of chunking on the whiteboard so everyone at Old Town Media has to stare at it while in the office).
So, what is chunking?
Chunking is a sorting process that helps efficiency and, in a literal sense, helps with crossing things off your to-do list faster.
According to an article in the New Zealand Herald, there are three styles of chunking:
1. Chunk up to identify the bigger elements of a task, looking for the bigger picture.