Management Tip: Working Quickly Isn’t Always the Best Idea*

We all know procrastination isn’t productive – but neither is “pre-crastination,” or trying to do something quickly  just to be able to mark it complete. Many of us pre-crastinate because we’re constantly trying  to check off    tasks    to free up   our working memory. How often have you rushed to complete something, only to find that you need to go back and fix errors? Do you usually tackle  easy stuff  on your to-do list first, or do you dedicate your peak hours to your most meaningful  assignment? Have you ever  spent  whole  day responding to emails, only to find it’s 5 PM and you haven’t done any real work? These tasks may  feel  productive in the short term, but rushing to complete something – anything  wastes time when you have to go back and revise and refine. Instead of being eager    to get things done  quickly, focus on getting the right things done slowly and better.
*Source: Harvard Business School’s Management Tip of the Day
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