I knew a manager once operated by what he called the “Vesuvius method of time management”. In his office he had a large round table on which were piled various notes, memos, articles and reports. His belief was that the important items would rise to the top.
Another ex colleague of mine said that his approach to time management was to do the things that he liked best, first.
How do you decide what you do first?
How do you get across to your staff what you want done first – especially when you are not there to tell them?