Making decisions too quickly makes you more likely to end up with short-sighted or superficial solutions. But if you take too long to decide, you might miss opportunities. How do you strike a balance? Try to retain a sense of urgency while also taking time to reflect. Think about what’s trapping you in your too-quick mode of decision making. Perhaps you rush to end an important meeting just to make it to the next one. Maybe you’re multitasking and not giving questions your full attention. Or maybe you’re saying yes to projects when you should be saying no. Traps like these keep you stuck in triage mode, which makes taking time to reflect on your intentions and actions feels like a luxury you can’t afford. If you’re able to spot your trap, you can stop the self-defeating habits that keep you in a constant state of elevated urgency. Then you can introduce moments of reflection so that you’re making thoughtful decisions.
Urgency is an intrinsic element of business success. But while a focused sense of urgency can catalyze action to meet the...more
An unbridled urgency can be counterproductive and costly. If you’re too quick to react, you can end up with short-sighted decisions or superficial solutions, neglecting underlying causes and create collateral damage in the process.
But if you’re too deliberative and slow to respond, you can get caught flat-footed, potentially missing an opportunity or allowing an emergent challenge to consume you.
To balance these two extremes, you need reflective urgency — the ability to bring conscious, rapid reflection to the priorities of the moment — to align your best thinking with the swiftest course of action.
At every level through a variety of management dilemmas, don't focus on reflection.
Diagnose your urgency trap.
To get started, you need to identify what’s limiting your quality thinking time — the habitual, unconscious, and often counterproductive ways that you push harder to get ahead when you feel the pressure of too many demands.
Common urgency traps include
Ending one meeting prematurely, only to rush to the next one with more unfinished business; multitasking during work that requires your complete presence and full attention, which only diminishes the quality and accuracy of your output; saying yes to projects that dilute your contribution and burn your energy, when selectively saying no is the wiser choice.
Traps like these keep you stuck in triage mode. In this mindset, taking time out to reflect on your intentions and actions feels like a luxury you can’t afford.
Blurt is down so now is the time to invest, do not rush in taking decision.
Be lively with blurt because the process is worth it..
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