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The 5 Types of Work That Fill Your Day

Handling Reactionary Work

Reactionary work can be distracting and take up most of our time. Blocking time for certain activities like responding to email or replying to text messages may help.

Remember that reactionary work seems urgent but is not important at that moment.

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The 5 Types of Work That Fill Your Day

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Reactionary Work

Reactionary work is the stuff that we do out of a reaction, like picking a phone because it is ringingChecking email, replying to a text message, is all reactionary work. It is a necessary evil.

Reactionary work can be distracting and take up most of our time. Blocking time for certain activities like responding to email or replying to text messages may help.

Planning Work

Planning work is time spent on listing, prioritizing and scheduling your work. 

Planning helps us become efficient in our execution. Thus, allocating special time for planning work is crucial. Proactive planning can be exceptionally productive and beneficial in the long run.

Procedural Work

It is the stuff we have to do, like writing a check to pay our bills, preparing our tax returns, or even making a daily report.

Procedural work is best tackled by technology: automation minimizes the time spent and errors generated in any procedural work.

Insecurity Work

Insecurity work is our dip-checks, drills and monitoring the health of our business, making sure everything is normal.

Insecurity work can be compartmentalized into chosen time periods every day, maybe just 30 minutes at the end of each day.

Problem-Solving Work

Our creativity is in its full potential in problem-solving work. This requires our brainpower, focus, and attention.

Fully Engaged Work

Problem-solving work is only possible in a distraction-free zone, away from the ringing phones and notifications.

If the problem you're working on is of genuine interest, then there is real engagement and exceptional results will follow.

Handling Reactionary Work

Reactionary work can be distracting and take up most of our time. Blocking time for certain activities like responding to email or replying to text messages may help.

Remember that reactionary work seems urgent but is not important at that moment.

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