Complexity Digest 2004.49 - 03.02
Urgent vs. Important, Darwin Mag
Excerpts: So while the crisis of the moment always appears urgent, it may not be the most important issue. The reality at work today is that almost everything at the moment seems urgent, which causes a lot of stress. In fact, our research shows that the number one cause of stress facing senior executives and managers involves meeting deadlines.
Always having to meet deadlines can cause hasty or incorrect decisions to be made. (...), always living on deadline can cause too much focus on the urgent at the sacrifice of the important.
- Source: Urgent vs. Important
[ http://www.darwinmag.com/read/feature/column.html?ArticleID=1163 ], Chuck Martin, Darwin Mag, 04/12/01