Demand vs Demanding

Demand vs Demanding

Sometimes we over complicate things. I see it when I work with clients. They spend hours trying to come up with a complicated formula to complete a calculation when all it needs is a hyperlink to a cell containing the result they need.

Sometimes we make things harder than they need to be. A reply all instead of a reply to just the sender.

All of this takes time and energy.

A quick check of email can end up taking 45 minutes out of a day responding to questions and enquiries that often don’t progress your agenda which can leave you feeling flat and ineffective at the end of the day.

In a recent Seth Godin post (Bulletins vs Bulletin Boards) Seth referred to information on demand vs information that demands. Information that demands your attention can pull you away from the things that matter. Sometimes it’s necessary but a lot of the time it’s not.

What are you doing to simplify your daily interactions so that you can focus on what needs to get done, getting information you need on demand rather than receiving information demanding your attention?

Donna works with organisations and their teams to increase productivity, performance and engagement with technology they already own with virtual presentations, in person (just not right now) events and online programs.

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