Managing tasks

Managing something can primarily involve Analysis and Decision making, mostly for getting things done for achieving something. Everyone derives their own steps to reach goals, There are no fixed steps to achieve something.

Good management will help us get things done with minimal effort or cost. In simple terms, good management is to find the shortest and precise answer to the question. How can I do this task?

It also has to make sure the steps are within our reach, having a good calculation on capabilities is one of the important parts of managing something.

Why do we manage things

Doing something without a calculation can take more time and be inefficient often can result in chaos.

For example, Let’s go on a fishing trip without management.

  • We get in the car and just took off,
  • Wait, we forgot to take fishing rod.. we go back and take it
  • Wait, we forgot to take bait.. we go back and take it
  • Midway, we ran out of gas… we somehow got refuelled
  • Finally, we decided to call it off since we are tired.

If we need to get something done properly, some sort of management is required. The chances of things happening out of nowhere are very less, therefore we must find what’s to be done in order to make something happen.

Beginners tend to take everything all at once, such that we just try to get things done in one go often connecting everything related and non-related which ends up confusing us and getting nothing done.

Certain goals need multiple micromanagement steps in order to achieve.

Also, We can be doing one task at a time and in order to do it properly. But when we have a lot of micro-tasks how can we possibly manage it?

Managing something asynchronously.

This is sort of inspired from programming itself.

Planning is the most important and intelligent thing to be done if we need to manage something asynchronously.

  • We should break things down such that two tasks will are independant on eachother, Task A can be completed regardless of Task B is completed.
  • If we have multiple Tasks that have same results, just go with the one that’s easier unless we’re trying something out (considering it will not affect other tasks)

We can do a lazy approach to doing things. A lazy approach means doing everything with minimal effort and cost.

  • List the minimal things to be done to meet the goal soon covering everything. Achieving something with minimal steps is both efficient and fast.
  • Sort the list such that what can be done first and later, It is also a good idea to sort things based on interest and difficulty.. whichever we need to get done first.
  • If we need to do a subtask to proceed further on a task, just pause the current task until the subtask is finished.