Most of our time is consumed with busywork—the tedious, thankless, and often urgent things that eat up our day. Discover how the EOS method can help you modify or eliminate your unproductive tasks.
- Most of our time is consumed with busy work, the tedious,…thankless, and often urgent things that eat up our day.…These tasks stress us out and exhaust us,…leaving little time or energy for high value work.…How can we reclaim our time and give busy work the boot?…By applying a simple method I call EOS.…The E in EOS stands for eliminate.…The O is for outsourcing, and the S is for streamline.…
As in, can you eliminate this task?…Can you outsource it?…Can you streamline it?…Your goal is to eliminate as many tasks as possible.…Honestly answer these three questions.…Which of my tasks don't bring value to the business?…Will anyone really miss this if I stopped doing it?…If the answer is nobody, definitely get rid of it.…Which tasks can I start saying no to?…Now review your answers and cross out any tasks…that you think should be eliminated…and don't worry about approvals at this stage.…
For the tasks that are left,…answer these outsourcing questions.…Could someone do this for me without increasing costs?…Is anyone else already doing this…
Lisa begins with a quick diagnostic exercise to identify areas of complexity in your workday. Next, she explains how to get simplification started, like auditing how your team spends time and pinpointing redundancies and time-wasting activities. Finally, Lisa provides actionable steps for simplifying everyday work like email, meetings, business processes, decision-making, and more.
- Identifying unnecessary complexity
- Auditing your workday
- Establishing productive habits
- Simplifying emails and meetings
- Streamlining decision-making