Interim Executive Productivity Hacks (Part 1)

Interim Executive Productivity Hacks used in interim management roles to meet a company’s objectives, strategy, and vision in a limited time period.

Interim management works in small doses. They take over a company for a limited time during which they accomplish a large number of goals and set the organization in the right direction with sustainable growth. Only because they are highly productive, they’re able to perform well in constrained time and circumstances. Some Interim Executive Productivity Hacks used by interim executives include the 80/20 rule,

Interim Executive Productivity Hack: The 80/20 rule

The 80/20 rule – or as some call it the Pareto Principle –  is a practice which says that 20% of your activities is responsible for 80% of your results. It is an age-old theory discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto in 1895.

In regards to productivity, it means that out of 10 items on your list only the results of 2 will outweigh the others. Therefore, the next time you’re penning a list of things to do, start off with the two items that will have the most impact on your life and work.

Interim Executive Productivity Hack: Time management

“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” – Anthony Robbins

Those in interim roles are good at time management. They know how to get the most work done in the shortest amount of time. They achieve this primarily through prioritization, planning, and delegation. By creating a sense of urgency in the organization, they can motivate others to follow their lead towards completing their tasks quickly and efficiently. From small tasks like replying to an email to large things like managing a project, successful leaders always start immediately.

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