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The 4 Major Time-Wasters of Ineffective Management in the Business

“The bottom line is, when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities, not only are they many times more productive, they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.” — Stephen Covey

Some teams and organisations fight fires all the time. They are in constant fire-fighter mode. Some teams are always in meetings. Everything is a meeting. They, too, are ineffective. Some teams are always fighting or feuding. And they are ineffective. And some teams are clueless. They didn’t get the memo, or they don’t have the latest and greatest information. And they are ineffective.

In The Essential Drucker, Peter Drucker writes about the 4 major time-wasters caused by organisational and management deficiency:

  1. Lack of system or foresight – One time waster is a recurring crisis. This means there’s a lack of system foresight to anticipate and respond effectively.
  2. Over-staffing – Another time waster is friction and feuding among teams. This is usually a sign of over-staffing.
  3. Mal-organisation – Another time waster is too many meetings. Too many meetings are often a sign of the wrong organisational structure.
  4. Malfunction in information – Another significant time waster is bad information. People need accurate, relevant, timely information to do their jobs well.

Click here to view an explanation on the four major time wasters.